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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 rea

SCAMwatch is advising consumers to continue to be on the look out for scam scratchie cards in their letterbox.

… reported in 2011 included: … Callers pretending to be from government: … In 2011 the ACCC saw large numbers of advance … Many involved scammers posing as representatives from government departments, for example offering fake grants, rebates or refunds in return for up-front payments. … …

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