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WA Scam Warnings

  • Fake profiles: Captain Thomas Steve
    Fake profiles: Captain Thomas Steve

    A WA woman has lost more than $10,000 in an online romance scam after a fraudster used stolen social media images to pose as a ship captain called ‘Thomas Steve’.

  • Fake Outboard Motor Websites
    Fake Outboard Motor Websites

    WA ScamNet has received reports about a number of fake websites selling cheap outboard motors.

  • Cute pics but no puppies - puppy scams
    Cute pics but no puppies - puppy scams

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

  • Scam targets vehicle sellers
    Scam targets vehicle sellers

    Scammers are targeting consumers selling cars online. These scams usually work by getting you to ‘refund’ a scammer who has sent you too much money for an item you are selling or to forward the additional funds to someone else to cover costs such as shipping.

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COVID-19 coronavirus scams

Scammers are taking advantage of fears surrounding COVID-19 to deceive victims into handing over their money and/or personal information, so it’s important to be extra vigilant. 


Virus molecule with text Warning COVID-19 coronavirus scams

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