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WA Scam Warnings

  • Scott Pape fake news
    Scott Pape fake news

    A fake news site pretending to be the BBC has used Scott Pape’s reputation to lure people into investing in bitcoin, which is also likely to be a scam.

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  • Fake infringements and fines
    Fake infringements and fines

    There are a number of fake infringement notice emails doing the rounds. The most recent examples appear to come from the Police and Strathmore Cricket Club. Police do not send infringement notices by email or text so don’t be fooled by this email. 

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  • AUSPOST fake notification
    AUSPOST fake notification

    There is a new malware (malicious software) scam going around which will arrive via your inbox as a fake AUSPOST email. The email entices users to click on the links to “print your shipping label for tracking". Doing this will download ransomware onto your computer.

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  • Facebook puppy scams
    Facebook puppy scams

    Pet-buyers are being warned about Facebook page scams - Labradoodle Puppies For Sale being the latest. 

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Wise up to scams

 

At least $229 million was reported to government as lost to scams in 2015 with older Australians losing the most money to investment and romance scams.  It's time to wise up to scams! 

 

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