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… “Don’t be pressured by a threatening caller and take your time to consider who you might be dealing with,” Ms … department, such as Services Australia, requesting personaldetails to confirm their eligibility for a government payment …
Scammers are increasingly using fake charities or impersonating real charities to take advantage of people’s generosity and compassion, with losses reported to the ACCC’s Scamwatch increasing steadily over the past four years.

The ACCC is warning people to be careful about who they ‘friend’ online this Valentine’s Day with stats showing people are most likely to be preyed upon by dating and romance scammers on social media sites.

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