News & alerts

The ACCC is warning people to stay alert to ‘phishing’ scammers pretending to be from well-known businesses and government departments trying to con unsuspecting victims out of their personal information and money.

SCAMwatch is advising consumers to watch out for this year’s 12 scams of Christmas. Scams occur all year round but scammers prey on people’s generosity and vulnerabilities at this time of year.

SCAMwatch is warning Australians to erase their hard drive before parting with old computers and laptops. Simply deleting individual files is not enough to remove personal details, documents and passwords stored on the machine.

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