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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.

… in exchange for personal details and passing on a scam link to friends. … How the scam works … You see a post on a social networking site such as Facebook or Twitter offering free gift vouchers or products. … the voucher or product you may be asked to first “Like” a Facebook page, share the scam post with friends and follow a …

SCAMwatch is warning Australians to continue to be wary of phishing scams received by email or SMS following a twist which leads to fraudulent online banking transactions.

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