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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 information and money.

SCAMwatch is warning consumers to protect themselves from identity theft when using social networking sites especially during the holiday season.

… "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 …

SCAMwatch is warning consumers about a telemarketing survey which focuses on casinos in various Australian cities, including Canberra. This appears to be the first step in a new scam that has been targeting Australian consumers to convince them to provide money and personal information to scammers.

SCAMwatch is warning prospective tenants to be wary when responding to rental properties advertised on the net where the 'owner' makes various excuses as to why you can't inspect the property but insists on an upfront payment for rent or deposit.

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