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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.

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.

… beware – if you receive an approach out of the blue from someone asking for personal information or money, don’t … are the real deal, hang up. You can then call the NDIA using their official contact number: 1800 650 717. … Dating … details personal: Never share personal, banking or creditcard information or photos with someone you don’t know …

SCAMwatch is warning people thinking about buying a franchise or small business to beware of exciting new franchise opportunities that may actually be scams.

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