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WA Scam Warnings
Pet scams: Cute pics but no pet receivedRead More...
Beware of fake websites and social media accounts that claimed to puppies, leaving buyers out of pocket and without a dog.
Fake shipping container websitesRead More...
WA ScamNet has received a number of reports about fake websites claiming to sell discounted shipping containers that are never delivered after payment is made.
The Bitcoin Code and Bitcoin SystemRead More...
WA ScamNet is warning consumers about a binary option trading scam called the Bitcoin System.
JB Hi-Fi giveaway scamRead More...
Scammers posing as electronics retailer JB Hi-Fi are sending SMS messages claiming there is a ‘giveaway’ that expires soon – but be warned, it’s nothing more than a phishing exercise to get hold of your credit card details.
Latest WA ScamNet updates
Advice for Optus phone users
Follow our article for a list of recommended actions to help protect your identity and accounts and prevent losing money as a result of the Optus data breach. A little time spent now on protecting yourself could prevent significant heartache later.
- * Scams may follow the leak of personal information and proof of identity documents
- * Affected consumers urged to be on high alert for approaches by scammers
- * Devices should be secured and accounts monitored closely for unusual activity.
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