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Scamwatch has received over 6120 scam reports mentioning the coronavirus with more than $8 400 000 in reported losses since the outbreak of COVID-19 (coronavirus). 
Our new podcast series shows how scammers use new technology to trick you into giving away information they can use to steal your identity for their own gain and ways you can protect yourself.
Unfortunately, scammers are taking advantage of the spread of coronavirus to exploit and play on the fears of consumers across Australia.

The start of 2020 has not been an easy one for Australia, particularly those impacted by the bushfires.

… even if they claim to be from a well-known company like Telstra. … Resources … [] Targeting scams: report of the ACCC … contact you, the tools scammers use to trick you and the warning signs to look out for.. … Infographic … This …

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.