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The ACCC is warning people to stay alert to ‘phishing’ scammers pretending to be from well-known businesses and government departments trying to con unsuspecting victims out of their personal infor

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is warning people to watch out for dodgy internet pop-up windows claiming there are viruses or other seemingly nasty tech problems affecting their

… reported in 2011 included: … Callers pretending to be from government: … In 2011 the ACCC saw large numbers of advance … Many involved scammers posing as representatives from government departments, for example offering fake grants, rebates or refunds in return for up-front payments. … …

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