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… Losses to car ad scams climbing … Australians have already lost over $288,000 to vehicle scams in the first quarter of this year, more than all losses reported to Scamwatch in … To protect your identity, never provide your personal details to someone you have only met online. “Fortunately, …
… Payment redirection scams cost Australian businesses $14 million … Australian … are much higher as these scams are reported to a range of different organisations. In a payment redirection scam, … by intercepting legitimate invoices and amending the bank details before releasing emails to the intended recipients. …
… Romance baiting scams on the rise … Australians reported a record-breaking … conversation to an encrypted chat site. After a few weeks of developing a relationship, the scammer will begin asking … you met on an app and never give financial or personal details to someone you’ve only met online,” Ms Rickard said. …

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is warning online shoppers to be wary of scammers masquerading as legitimate online retailers, often selling well-known brands at too-good-to-be-true prices.

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is warning holiday makers to watch out for scams on popular accommodation booking sites such as Airbnb.

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