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Scamwatch is warning consumers to be aware of calls from scammers claiming to be from the 'Department of Immigration' threatening you with deportation and demanding money.

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 Australians to beware of SMS death threats from scammers claiming to be 'hitmen' hired to kill the SMS recipient unless they send cash.

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