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Australians are warned of this overseas investment scam that impersonates the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC). Don’t give your personal information or money to these scammers. https://t.co/rq1HbyZ8dT

More Australians fall victim to bbq scams during summer. Fake websites claim to sell heavily discounted bbqs, they take your money but never deliver the goods. Do your research and make sure a seller is reputable before buying a bbq online.

Here’s a snapshot of current and emerging scams targeting Australians, based on reports to Scamwatch last week

Tradies can also fall victim to business email compromise scams. Australian businesses have reported losses of $2.8 million this year to these type of scams. Businesses and sole traders are urged to review how they manage their accounts.
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Scammers often take advantage of the busy holiday season to swindle people of their money and personal information. Here are some common scams to watch out for this holiday season. https://t.co/222Y48vZM9

Be aware of a fraudulent SMS that appears to be from Australia Post claiming that your address has been drawn as a lucky winner. This is a scam, don’t click on any links.
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Here’s a snapshot of current and emerging scams targeting Australians, based on reports to Scamwatch last week

Australians made over 24,000 reports to Scamwatch in November, with the majority being threat based scams. For more scam statistics see our Scamwatch statistics page here:
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Don’t fall for this blackmail sextortion scam that tries to convince you that they've hacked your computer and webcam.
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Australians reported a total of $800 000 in losses to ATO scams in November https://t.co/BNYPTxoTn1 https://t.co/uq7aSXbgqY

Reports of ATO scams increased significantly in November, with victims being threatened with arrest or jail over unpaid tax debts. The tax office would never do this. If you get a call or email like this, hang up or delete the email https://t.co/V1su9j1pft

Be careful when downloading new apps on your mobile, these iPhone fitness apps trick users into making in-app purchases when scanning their fingerprint. https://t.co/gpJ4rcQUI8

Victorian residents be aware of these imposter emails purporting to be from VicRoads and VCAT.

Don’t fall victim to these fake tiny home giveaways sweeping across Facebook. If you see one of these promos, don’t click on any links.
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Scamwatch has seen a surge in the number of scam impersonation calls threatening people with arrest, with many of these calls originating from overseas. If you receive a call like this, the safest thing to do is hang up.
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Here’s a snapshot of current and emerging scams targeting Australians, based on reports to Scamwatch last week

If you receive an email or text message claiming you have Medicare benefits owing to you, it’s a scam. Don’t click on any links or give out personal information.
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Celebrity images are often used in fake ads posted on social media. Don’t take ads on social media at face value, do your research before buying online. https://t.co/4WIoWaeJcI

Australian businesses have reported losses of $2.8 million dollars this year to business email compromise scams. Scamwatch is urging businesses to review how they pay their accounts and protect themselves from these scams. https://t.co/zwI18dCt7V

Fake ATO robocalls are doing the rounds. If you answer the phone to a robot voice it’s likely a scam, the safest response is to hang up.
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Here’s a snapshot of current and emerging scams targeting Australians, based on reports to Scamwatch last week

Don’t fall for gift exchange scams on Facebook this Christmas. This ‘secret sister’ scam is targeting young women and should be ignored.
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Did you know that scammers often target small businesses? Protect yourself and your business by being informed of common ways scammers con businesses https://t.co/7cl4ineFhY

Watch out for fake invoices impersonating MYOB. You can never be too careful when clicking on links or attachments sent by email or sms, even if it appears legitimate at first glance. If unsure, call MYOB directly
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