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Watch out for a Woolworths $100 coupon scam trending on Facebook. The post claims users need to share the coupon with family and friends to activate the offer. Don’t share or click on any links. https://7news.com.au/lifestyle/food/woolworths-issues-urgent-warning-over-100-discount-scam-c-564274

Facebook users are being warned of another bitcoin scam, this time impersonating former NSW premier Mike Baird in a fake celebrity endorsement. https://www.news.com.au/technology/online/warning-over-convincing-facebook-scam-involving-mike-baird-and-bitcoin/news-story/59fe08a8431432db587164cce9801474

Excited for #payday? Did you know that millennials are most at risk from being scammed while shopping online? More info:
https://news.com.au/finance/money/how-to-stop-online-shopping-scams-from-stealing-your-money/news-story/682fc52d82a51f3838b2e5d447d9fb9f via
@newscomauHQ

Chatting to a new love interest online? Be careful of scammers using dating sites to exploit its users. Learn more: https://www.scamwatch.gov.au/types-of-scams/dating-romance

Ads on Facebook featuring celebrities can often be scams - watch the @ABCmediawatch report: https://www.abc.net.au/mediawatch/episodes/facebook/11694444

Can you spot the difference between a real email and a scam? Take the quiz and find out! https://phishingquiz.withgoogle.com/ Created by @Google

Look out for scammers impersonating genuine charities and asking for donations, these types of scams often come about after natural disasters such as bushfires. More info on Fake Charity scams: https://www.scamwatch.gov.au/types-of-scams/fake-charities

Looking for a rental? Beware of reports of prospective renters losing money to fake property listings on Gumtree. Always view a property in person before signing a lease or paying bond money. https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-11-08/couple-fall-victim-to-gumtree-real-estate-scam/11680516

Learn tips on how to spot a phishing scam at https://www.scamwatch.gov.au/about-scamwatch/tools-resources/online-resources/spot-the-scam-signs

With the holidays fast approaching, watch out for parcel delivery scams impersonating Australia Post. Check out this handy video from @auspost for tips on spotting these scams https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7h_tRig3vEw&feature=youtu.be

Planning a summer holiday? If you’re booking accommodation online be wary of fake rental listings on legitimate accommodation websites. https://www.lifehacker.com.au/2019/11/watch-out-for-this-airbnb-scam/

Using @tinder or @grindr? Watch out for phishing operations disguised as police background checks. More info: https://www.sbs.com.au/news/the-feed/screenshots-of-scammer-luring-victim-in-reverse-catfishing?cid=news:socialshare:twitter via @TheFeedSBS

Scammers are targeting Netflix customers in an email scam claiming your payment info needs to be updated. Don’t click on the link. Go directly to the website to check your account details https://www.9news.com.au/technology/netflix-email-scam-tells-victims-to-update-your-payment-information-news-update/b7b72815-bd27-4e12-9aff-a109d67e42bc

Watch out for a fake sms impersonating Woolworths in a survey lottery competition. Don't click on any links - just press delete https://au.news.yahoo.com/woolworths-customers-are-warned-to-watch-out-for-phone-scam-034054261.html

'Fake news': Waleed Aly, Mike Baird exploited in Facebook scam https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-10-31/nab-investigating-after-mike-baird-exploited-in-fake-news-scam/11653226 via @abcnews

Want your online shopping experience to be more ‘treat’ and less ‘trick’ 🎃? Check out our tips for protecting yourself while shopping online at: https://www.scamwatch.gov.au/types-of-scams/buying-or-selling/online-shopping-scams

Have you used a Quick Response (QR) code recently? Scammers can replace genuine bar codes with their own stickers. Always double check what you are scanning. https://bit.ly/32VjMSF

If your friends or family think you may be communicating with an online romance scammer, listen and talk it through – dating scams can be devastating emotionally and financially.
Support services such as @LifelineAust (13 11 14) are also available 24hrs a day, 7 days a week.

Top scams that catch out many older Australians https://bit.ly/2NjOjD1 via @smh

Scammers are using an email virus malware called Emotet to phish for your information. Always use caution before opening emails and attachments. For more tips on how to stay safe visit: https://www.staysmartonline.gov.au/alert-service/widespread-emotet-malicious-software-targeting-businesses-and-individuals

A single business lost $144,450 to a scam last week after receiving a fake invoice that imitated their usual vendor's invoice.

Commbank fears scammers may take advantage of their $50 refund program for customers affected by outages. Commbank warns that eligible customers will receive automatic refunds, do not engage with anyone claiming to be contacting you about the refund.
https://au.finance.yahoo.com/news/commonwealth-bank-issues-scam-warning-035306743.html

Ahead of his Australian tour, musician Shaggy warns of scammers impersonating him and asking fans for money https://musicfeeds.com.au/news/shaggy-warns-fans-someone-is-posing-as-him-online-to-scam-money-out-of-them/

Victims of fake charity scams reported total losses of over $330 000 to Scamwatch so far in 2019. Have you been the victim of a scam? Report it to Scamwatch at http://scamwatch.gov.au #CharityFraudOut

Victims of fake charity scams reported total losses of over $330 000 to Scamwatch so far in 2019. Have you been the victim of a scam? Report it to Scamwatch at http://scamwatch.gov.au #CharityFraudOut2019