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Scamwatch continues to see examples of unauthorised mobile porting scams. Great to see results on this issue from @NSWPolice’s Strike Force Quinlan.
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Scamwatch receives many reports of phishing scams that impersonate banks every week. https://t.co/ePeADtulid

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

Scammers play on emotional triggers to get their victims to provide money and personal details. Dating and romance scams can continue for years and cause both emotional and financial harm.
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While credit card scams can be hard to detect, there are steps you can take to avoid them. Stay informed of ways to protect your credit card details, especially when shopping online. https://t.co/NsF90I5L1F

Scammers can spoof phone numbers to make a text message seem genuine, like these ones impersonating Apple and Qantas. Never click on links in text messages asking you to update or verify personal details.
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Here’s a snapshot of current and emerging scams targeting Australians, based on reports to Scamwatch last week

Beware of Australia Post email scams doing the rounds. The emails contain links to a fraudulent Post Billpay website that asks for your credit card details. Always go directly to the official Australia Post website to access the link to the Billpay service https://t.co/daohydGAgA

Scammers are impersonating the NBN over the phone and threatening to disconnect your internet service. The NBN Co does not make unsolicited calls to request payment or bank details. Never give personal information to an unsolicited caller. https://t.co/pwIaOnh04Y

As new platforms for online dating emerge, scammers are finding more opportunities to meet potential victims. Talking with family and friends could stop romance scams before it’s too late. https://t.co/NPor3z7nhJ

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

Scammers can hack your WhatsApp by downloading the app on their phone using your mobile number and gaining the verification code by accessing your voicemail. Ensure you have a strong voicemail password and enable two-factor authentication on WhatsApp. https://t.co/BULrAB1Bv1

Beware of fraudulent emails purporting to be from Optus. The emails contain attachments that release dangerous spyware if you open them. If you receive the email, don’t click on links or open any attachments.
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Beware of scam callers purporting to be from an insurance company or government agency claiming to seek compensation for a car accident that never happened https://t.co/FDotfGV3kq

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

Don’t send money to a romantic interest you haven’t met in person.
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Romance scammers often use photos from the internet. If someone you haven’t met sends you a photo, try searching the image with a “Reverse image search” using search engines such as Google or Tineye. https://t.co/X555PkKrtX

Scamwatch is warning Australians about a fake ‘emergency’ text message that is doing the rounds https://t.co/AOqUl57Pju

Watch out for scammers pretending to be from the ‘National Crime Agency’. They call and say your computer has been compromised and they need remote access to your computer to catch the scammers. Don’t trust anyone asking to access your computer.

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

With Valentine’s Day around the corner, be on the lookout for dating scams. Dating and romance scammers may approach you on social media or through dating sites.
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Watch out for a fraudulent email purporting to be from the Apple Store containing a fake invoice for a purchase you never made. The scam email lures you to click on a link and enter account details to cancel or manage the purchase. https://t.co/0G96vPEWJB

Scammers are spoofing the ATO’s number with fraudulent texts claiming you have a tax refund. The text urges you to click on a link and enter personal details to claim your refund. The ATO would never send you a direct link to a website to claim a refund https://t.co/cly91Aupdi

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

Criminals are luring victims with ‘catch the scammer’ scams. Fraudsters impersonate government officials or trusted businesses and convince people to help them ‘catch’ a scammer, while they themselves are the scammer.
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