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With tax time in full swing, Scamwatch is again urging consumers and small businesses to be aware of scammers taking advantage of the busy nature of tax time to target you.

Scamwatch is warning of phone calls from scammers claiming to collect debts.

… Fake rebate scams on the rise … In February the ACCC received a spike in contacts about fake rebate …

SCAMwatch is encouraging Australians who are considering donating to bushfire appeals to make sure they double check whether the appeal or its organisers are legitimate so that their generosity reaches victims, not scammers.

… booking scams … SCAMwatch is advising travellers to check the authenticity of flight booking websites before making any … a number of reports of fraudulent traders who have copied the ABN and look of legitimate travel websites. These fake …

SCAMwatch and the Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) are warning people who wish to visit or migrate to Australia to be cautious of people offering ‘guaranteed’ Australian visas.

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