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WA Scam Warnings

  • AUSPOST fake notification
    AUSPOST fake notification

    There is a new malware (malicious software) scam going around which will arrive via your inbox as a fake AUSPOST email. The email entices users to click on the links to “print your shipping label for tracking". Doing this will download ransomware onto your computer.

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  • Facebook puppy scams
    Facebook puppy scams

    Pet-buyers are being warned about Facebook page scams - Labradoodle Puppies For Sale being the latest. 

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  • Tech support scam
    Tech support scam

    If you’ve fallen victim to a scam where a pop-up on your computer advised you had a virus and you had to call a specific number and pay for technical support to fix it, you’re about to be hit up for more money by the scammers.

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  • Cavoodle puppy scam
    Cavoodle puppy scam

    Consumers have paid for a puppy either via a website or by responding to an online classifieds advertisement only to find out the whole thing’s a fraud.

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Wise up to scams

 

At least $229 million was reported to government as lost to scams in 2015 with older Australians losing the most money to investment and romance scams.  It's time to wise up to scams! 

 

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