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WA Scam Warnings

  • Husky and Pomsky puppy scam
    Husky and Pomsky puppy scam

    This puppy scam hits victims twice!  It advertises for husky or pomsky puppies but then also hits up the buyers for additional fees for insurances, vaccines and shipping.

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  • George Baranoski Fake Dating and Facebook Profile
    George Baranoski Fake Dating and Facebook Profile

    WA ScamNet received a recent report from a lady who lost $109,000 to a scammer after using the match.com dating website. After starting up an online conversation with David71, he said his name was George Baranoski and asked her to chat with him on Facebook rather than the dating website. 

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  • Bitcoin Millionaire Scam
    Bitcoin Millionaire Scam

    Western Australian’s are being targeted with spam emails and links to a website offering a bitcoin trading software which promises to makes $2440 per day.  The email and website say they will realease as few as  500 licences for the software, creating a sense of urgency.

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  • Fake massage chair and scooter websites
    Fake massage chair and scooter websites

    WA ScamNet has received a number of reports from consumers who have tried to purchase massage chairs, mobility scooters and children’s scooters from various websites, and never received the products.

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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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