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SCAMwatch is warning people to beware of online scams – surveys, emails and social-media posts – offering fake gift vouchers or other bogus inducements in return for disclosing credit card and other personal information.

With Halloween around the corner, SCAMwatch urges you to be alert to a new type of scareware doing the rounds where scammers try and scare you into handing over money in order to regain control of your computer.

Joint action between three international regulators has thwarted a massive global phone scam, with US authorities winning court orders to close down and freeze funds of imposters posing as Microsoft employees offering to fix PC viruses.

SCAMwatch is warning consumers and businesses to be on the look out for carbon price scams, particularly calls asking for personal information in order to receive compensation.

… for a number of years, with scammers using both SMS and email to target you. The message arrives out of the blue and … your personal, credit card or banking details in an SMS, email or over the phone – scammers will use your details to … radars on ‘hitman’ scams: September 2010: 'Hitman' email scam July 2008: 'Death threat' SMS scam Stay one step …

SCAMwatch and South Australian Government Consumer and Business Services(CBS) are warning people throughout the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) lands to beware of scam distress emails targeting the area.

Scamwatch is warning consumers to be wary of bogus security software or 'scareware'.

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