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WA Scam Warnings

  • Fake loan warning – Quality Financial Services
    Fake loan warning – Quality Financial Services

    Text messages and Facebook advertisements are attempting to lure consumers into prepaying fees for a fake loan from Quality Financial Services.

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  • Fake barbecue product website
    Fake barbecue product website

    WA ScamNet has received reports from consumers about financial losses to the website www.barbequeworld.com.au, with goods ordered but not delivered.

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  • Bogus boating website
    Bogus boating website

    We have had reports about the website www.marinebazaar.com.au, which is bogus even though it appears legitimate at first glance.

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  • Bogus Appliances Deals website
    Bogus Appliances Deals website

    We have had reports from customers about the website appliancesdeals.com.au, which is bogus, even though it appears legitimate.

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  • Fake rental advertisements
    Fake rental advertisements

    WA ScamNet has received reports about fake advertisements for rental properties that attempt to scam two weeks of rent as a deposit plus bond money.

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  • The Bitcoin Investors Club scam
    The Bitcoin Investors Club scam

    WA ScamNet received a report of a $5,000 loss to The Bitcoin Investors Club which claimed that the investment would be worth $40,000 in two years.

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  • Great Backyard
    Great Backyard

    Don't dig yourself into a hole with this fake garden supplier. 

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  • Stolen Credit Card
    Stolen Credit Card

    Scammers are targeting retailers using stolen credit cards.

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  • Husky and Pomsky puppy scam
    Husky and Pomsky puppy scam

    This puppy scam hits victims twice!  It advertises for husky or pomsky puppies but then also hits up the buyers for additional fees for insurances, vaccines and shipping.

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  • George Baranoski Fake Dating and Facebook Profile
    George Baranoski Fake Dating and Facebook Profile

    WA ScamNet received a recent report from a lady who lost $109,000 to a scammer after using the match.com dating website. After starting up an online conversation with David71, he said his name was George Baranoski and asked her to chat with him on Facebook rather than the dating website. 

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  • Bitcoin Millionaire Scam
    Bitcoin Millionaire Scam

    Western Australian’s are being targeted with spam emails and links to a website offering a bitcoin trading software which promises to makes $2440 per day.  The email and website say they will realease as few as  500 licences for the software, creating a sense of urgency.

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  • Fake massage chair and scooter websites
    Fake massage chair and scooter websites

    WA ScamNet has received a number of reports from consumers who have tried to purchase massage chairs, mobility scooters and children’s scooters from various websites, and never received the products.

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  • Fake bulldog puppy website
    Fake bulldog puppy website

    Pet-buyers are being warned about online puppy scams - French and English bulldogs puppies being the latest. 

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