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WA Scam Warnings

  • False Invoices
    False Invoices

    Businesses are often targeted by scammers hoping that busy firms may sign invoices without checking their authenticity. Sometimes these fake invoices are for a listing in a publication which the business hasn’t ordered.

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  • Chemist Warehouse survey
    Chemist Warehouse survey

    A fake online questionnaire claiming to be from popular chemists are doing the rounds. People receive a link to the survey, which may even appear to be sent by a friend or family member.

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  • ATO phishing emails
    ATO phishing emails

    Tax time could really be taxing if you give out personal details to scammers impersonating the Australian Taxation Office (ATO). WA ScamNet has renewed its warnings about fake tax communications after fresh reports of emails claiming to be from the ATO. Do not click on any links. Just delete it. 

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  • Visa scam
    Visa scam

    The Chinese community are being targeted by random calls claiming to be checking a visa application, a package with fraudulent documents or a money laundering investigation with huge losses reported.

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  • Facebook Lotteries
    Facebook Lotteries

    Social networking sites aren’t always as friendly as they seem. While they can help you meet new people online, catch up with the latest goss and find friends from long ago, some of these sites are also targeted by scammers trying to make money out of you.

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  • Do not call register scam
    Do not call register scam

    Cold callers are asking for a ‘fee’ to keep you on the Do Not Call Register. The callers claim they are from the ACMA’s Do Not Call Register and ask for your credit card details.

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