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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.

Nearly 6000 businesses reported being targeted by scams in 2016 according to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s Targeting Scams report, with losses totalling around $3.8 million, an increase of almost 31 per cent.
… Don't get scammed by dodgy internet pop-ups … The Australian … received an average of 300 reports a month about this scam in 2017, with more than $41,000 lost in total. …

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

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