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Scams Awareness Week 2020 | Scamwatch

[ad_1] Body Scamwatch has seen a 55 per cent increase in reports involving loss of personal information this year compared with the same period in 2019, totalling more than 24 000 reports and over $22 million in losses. This Scams Awareness Week, listen to our new podcast series to find out how scammers use new technology to trick you into giving away information they can use to steal your…
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Government impersonation scams on the rise

[ad_1] Australians are being urged to watch out for government impersonation scams with over $1.26 million lost from more than 7100 reports made to Scamwatch so far this year and in reality, losses are likely to be far greater. There has been an increase in scams reported…
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Don't get scammed looking for a lockdown puppy

[ad_1] Australians have lost nearly $300,000 to puppy scams this year, and scammers have been particularly targeting those seeking a furry companion during social isolation. Scamwatch has seen a recent spike in puppy scams and in April reports were almost five times higher than the average, with losses on track to exceed the 2019 total of $360,000. “A lot of people are stuck at home and going…
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