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Australians have already lost more money to online shopping scams in 2019 than in the entire previous year, and Scamwatch is warning people to be cautious of online shopping scams in the lead up to

… the Chinese community, with losses totalling over $1.5 million. This figure already exceeds total losses to the … Scammers will then use these photos to extort money from the student’s family by claiming the student has been … community in Australia can do to protect themselves from this scam is be aware about how it works and warn their …
Australians are set to lose a record amount to scams in 2019, with projections from losses reported to Scamwatch and other government agencies so far expected to exceed $532 million by the end of the year, surpassing half a billion dollars for the first time.
… runs from 12–16 August as part of a national campaign by the  Scams Awareness Network . There are countless types of … to be scammed?'. … Watch our Scamwatch challenge … We hit the streets of Melbourne to ask the public to take part in our ‘too smart to be scammed?’ …