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WA Scam Warnings

Can you hear me? suspected hoax

 A suspected hoax is being used as a way to try to sell call blockers.

Catch the scammer scams

If you get a call from someone saying they want your help to catch a scammer and need you to pay, hang up – it’s a scam!

Rug rip-off warning

Consumer Protection is warning Western Australians to be wary of uninvited offers to buy cheap, but supposedly high quality, Turkish rugs.

Car Crash Compensation Phone Scam

Scammers are offering compensation for a car accident in an attempt to obtain personal information from victims. 

Telstra fake refund scam

Phishing emails are a dime a dozen but we thought this one which purports to come from Australian Internet service provider BigPond was worth a warning.

Fake WA police fines

WA Police do not send infringement notices by email or text so don’t be fooled by this email. 

Credit ReStore and BBM Finance loan scams

The economic downturn in WA is creating opportunities for heartless scammers to take money from people in desperate circumstances who are least able to afford it.

Alinta fake bill

We have a reported loss of $1350 in a phone scam where the caller pretended to be from Alinta Energy and threatened to cut off the power over an unpaid bill.

NBN Scams

Opportunistic scammers are attempting to trick people into giving personal information to potentially steal their money or identity.

Third party suppliers scam

Fake 'suppliers' are targetting WA organisations, providing 'new' bank account details for payments and stealing the money.

iTunes gift cards being used in scam

Phone scammers are demanding iTunes gift cards for unpaid tax debts or payment of government fees for visas or grants.

Centrelink calls may be a scam

Scammers pretending to be Centrelink staff have potentially fleeced thousands of dollars from Western Australians. 

Media

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