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WA Scam Warnings

  • Scam Review Reports
    Scam Review Reports

    One of the most disturbing scams of the year involved people receiving texts from criminals masquerading as their children needing urgent funds. The ‘Hi Mum/Dad’ scam tricked 59 WA victims into paying a total of $265,353.

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  • Pet scams: Cute pics but no pet received
    Pet scams: Cute pics but no pet received

    Beware of fake websites and social media accounts that claimed to puppies, leaving buyers out of pocket and without a dog.

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  • Fake shipping container websites
    Fake shipping container websites

    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.

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  • The Bitcoin Code and Bitcoin System
    The Bitcoin Code and Bitcoin System

    WA ScamNet is warning consumers about a binary option trading scam called the Bitcoin System.

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Latest WA ScamNet updates

Watch out for Kimberley flood scamsKimberley-flood-scam

Consumers are urged to watch out for scammers targeting people who have donated or those who have been affected by the devastating Kimberley floods. ScamNet have made helpful resources for the Kimberley community to download and share on social media and in the community.

 

Remember:

- do not respond to random messages on social media
- do not buy gift cards from people you do not know
- only donate to licenced charities or registered fundraisers
- report scams to WA ScamNet so we can warn consumers and shut them down.

ScamNet Talks

Do you want to know how to spot a scam?

We regularly run presentations to groups about tips on how to spot a scam and what to do if you or someone you know has been targeted by a scammer.

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