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Food

Ham scammers should be very afraid

Ham inspectors are out in force in the lead-up to Christmas to ensure manufacturers and shop owners are not telling porky pies at the register.

News

New Google scam targets your calendar

Scammers are becoming ever more resourceful and the latest scam targeting Google Calendar is incredibly shrewd.

Identity Theft

$478 million stolen from Australians last year

Card-not-present crime hit a new high last year with $478 million stolen from Australians accounts in 1.8 million transactions.

News

Fake tradies are out in force and targeting older Australians

When the weather warms up, out come the flies – and the con men. Beware the fake tradies with the super-competitive quotes.

Finance

Fake charities are on the rise, warns ACCC

In Charity Fraud Awareness Week, Scamwatch says it has received 689 complaints of fake charity scams this year that have resulted in losses of more than $320,000.

News

New scam claims to have recorded a video of you watching porn

A new email scam that attempts to extort $1400 from victims is making the rounds this week.

Banking & Investment

Banks warned over ATM sting targeting savings

The Federal Bureau of Investigation has told banks around the world to prepare for an “ATM cash-out” sting that could see millions stolen from savings accounts in hours.

Scams

Telstra scam threatens instant phone disconnection

Australians are being targeted by a sophisticated scam whereby scammers claim to be from Telstra and threaten to disconnect your phone services.

News

Scam costing Australians thousands

This clever scam is now targeting Australians on popular social networking websites.

News

Thieves targeting new model cars with tech gadgets

New model keyless entry cars are the latest target for a new wave of technologically advanced thieves.

News

Cyber criminals release 1.4 billion users’ hacked records

Account information including user names and passwords stolen in 250 separate data breaches have been aggregated by cyber criminals and stored in a searchable online database.

News

How to tell if an email is real or a scam

Learning how to tell the difference between legitimate emails and scams could prevent you from being targeted.

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