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SCAMwatch and the Department of Immigration and Citizenship are warning people who have migrated to Australia or are currently temporary visa holders to be cautious of immigration-related scams.

SCAMwatch is urging people to continue to be alert to a scareware scam where scammers posing as the Australian Federal Police (AFP) try to scare you into handing over money to regain control of your computer.

… "Your computer is infected" fake anti-virus pop-up alert scams … "Warning—your computer is infected! System … dangerous programs it is supposed to protect against. This scam aims to either charge you for bogus software and/or … the pop-up alert as this may result in getting more pop-ups. Instead, hit control + alt + delete to view a list of …

The Australian community is warned to beware of death threat spam text messages from scammers pretending to be a hired hitman in order to extort thousands of dollars from their victims.

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