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The start of 2020 has not been an easy one for Australia, particularly those impacted by the bushfires.

There are currently a wide range of appeals raising funds for people and animals affected by the bushfires. Unfortunately, some of these are scams.

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.
… Business losses to scams up 23 per cent … Scammers swindled nearly $4.7 million from … in 2017 according to the ACCC’s latest Targeting scams report – a 23 per cent increase compared to 2016. The …

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