Protecting yourself from scams, aCCC

He initially ignored them but more missed call notifications rolled in overnight. In a release issued today, the accc has highlighted the increasing prevalence of NBN scam calls. Advertisement, british cyberpsychologist Monica Whitty said anyone can be scammed, regardless of intelligence, age, gender or wealth. Aussies have been warned to remain vigilant against scammers in the run up to the holiday season, with the.

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"People might think that a romance scam may never happen to them, but I firmly believe there is a scam for everyone, even the most cynical she said. Investment scams topped the losses at AU64 million; while dating and romance scams caused the second greatest losses at AU42 million.

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Accc, scamwatch: victims of romance fraud scammers mainly men

Australians are being warned to beware of missed calls or Wangiri scams in which scammers call and let the phone ring once before hanging up without leaving a message. Blocking problematic phone numbers and not returning missed calls from unknown numbers can help you avoid becoming a victim. If you call the number back, you may be put on hold, hear music, or the scammer could try and chat with you.

Accc warns Christmas shoppers to beware of scammers

Only a small fraction of victims were very young or very old: 70 per cent of victims were aged between 35 and. 'Scammers often try to take advantage of people during the busy.

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This extends to false online classifieds, auction listing sites and advertisements for 'the perfect present it has cost Australians more than.3 million in the past 12 months, with more than 6440 reports. "We're asked to fill in surveys to all sorts of things online these days, and in way too many instances that information is collated and sold off she said. (Supplied) "Then the victim calls the number back and they could be put on hold, have music playing or they could try and chat. Experts say these frauds are an epidemic sweeping the world, increasingly infecting social media sites where scammers create fake profiles using stolen photos.