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Payment redirection scams cost Australian businesses $14 million

Payment redirection scams cost Australian businesses $14 million

Australian businesses reported over $14 million in losses to Scamwatch due to payment redirection scams last year, and average losses so far in 2021 are more than five times higher
Romance baiting scams on the rise

Romance baiting scams on the rise

Australians reported a record-breaking $37 million lost to Scamwatch last year for dating and romance scams. Total losses are expected to be much higher and scammers are now using dating
Current COVID-19 (coronavirus) scams | Scamwatch

Current COVID-19 (coronavirus) scams | Scamwatch

Scammers are using the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus) to take advantage of people across Australia. About COVID-19 scams Scamwatch has received over 5170 scam reports mentioning the coronavirus with over
11 Women Investigated For Offences under the New Payment Services Act 2019 (1)

11 Women Investigated For Offences under the New Payment Services Act 2019 (1)

11 Women Investigated For Offences under the New Payment Services Act 2019 (1) The Police are investigating eleven women, aged between 18 and 36, for carrying on payment service businesses
Watch out for online shopping scams this holiday season

Watch out for online shopping scams this holiday season

Losses to online shopping scams have increased 42 per cent this year, and Scamwatch is warning Australians to be careful when buying gifts this holiday season. Scamwatch has received over
At least $4.5m lost to Impersonation Scams

At least $4.5m lost to Impersonation Scams

At least $4.5m lost to Impersonation Scams We would like to alert the public about scammers impersonating staff from local telecommunication service providers, or officers from government agencies   who are
Threat based scams targeting young people and Chinese community

Threat based scams targeting young people and Chinese community

Australians have lost over $8.8 million to threat based scams so far this year, and young people are reporting the highest losses. Threat based scammers often pretend to be from
Rental scams targeting more Australians during pandemic

Rental scams targeting more Australians during pandemic

Australians have lost over $300,000 to rental and accommodation scams this year, an increase of 76 per cent compared to the same time last year. Scamwatch has received 560 reports
Scams Awareness Week 2020 | Scamwatch

Scams Awareness Week 2020 | Scamwatch

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
Cases Of Internet Love Scam Increased In The First Quarter Of 2020

Cases Of Internet Love Scam Increased In The First Quarter Of 2020

Cases Of Internet Love Scam Increased In The First Quarter Of 2020 The number of internet love scam cases reported between January and March 2020 is a concern. Internet love

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