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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
Scam targeting the property industry and its clients
Property buyers and sellers are being targetted by scammers who send emails appearing to be from legitimate real estate or settlement agents. The emails request money payment or notify of a change in bank account details.
Scammers redirect payments by changing the bank account into one under control of the scammers. Property transactions are prime targets for this scam because of the large amounts of money involved.
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WA Scam Media
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Australian Federal Police
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Human Resources Director
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