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SCAMwatch is warning people to beware of online scams – surveys, emails and social-media posts – offering fake gift vouchers or other bogus inducements in return for disclosing credit card and other personal information.

With Halloween around the corner, SCAMwatch urges you to be alert to a new type of scareware doing the rounds where scammers try and scare you into handing over money in order to regain control of your computer.

… imposters. This scam was one of the most commonly reported scams in 2011, with computer hacking scams contributing more than 23 per cent to the total scam … money or your personal details, just hang up. … How these scams work … You receive a call out of the blue from someone …

SCAMwatch is warning consumers and businesses to be on the look out for carbon price scams, particularly calls asking for personal information in order to receive compensation.

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