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Scammers swindled nearly $4.7 million from Australian businesses in 2017 according to the ACCC’s latest Targeting scams report – a 23 per cent increase compared to 2016.

We're warning the Chinese community in Australia to be wary of scammers posing as Chinese authorities and/or employees of DHL and threatening them with deportation or arrest unless they pay large sums of money.

If you lost money to a scammer through Western Union from 2004 to 2017, you may be eligible for a refund. Find out how you can make a claim.

SCAMwatch is warning people to beware of online scams – surveys, emails and social-media posts – offering fake gift vouchers or other bogus inducements in return for disclosing credit card and other personal information.

… genuine. Search the company’s name on the internet as many scams can be identified this way. … Report … You can report scams to the ACCC via the report a scam page on SCAMwatch. … … More information … Read more about lottery and sweepstake scams and unexpected ‘prizes’ . SCAMwatch has also issued the …

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