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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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  • Tech support scam
    Tech support scam

    If you’ve fallen victim to a scam where a pop-up on your computer advised you had a virus and you had to call a specific number and pay for technical support to fix it, you’re about to be hit up for more money by the scammers.

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  • Cavoodle puppy scam
    Cavoodle puppy scam

    Consumers have paid for a puppy either via a website or by responding to an online classifieds advertisement only to find out the whole thing’s a fraud.

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  • Qantas free tickets
    Qantas free tickets

    Fake web pages claiming Qantas is giving away two free first class tickets for their 96th anniversary are being shared on social media.

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  • Stolen Credit Card
    Stolen Credit Card

    Scammers are targeting retailers using stolen credit cards.

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  • iTunes gift cards
    iTunes gift cards

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

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  • Qantas Customer Satisfaction Survey
    Qantas Customer Satisfaction Survey

    Qantas Frequent Flyers should be aware of a bogus email to ‘complete the survey’ and ‘claim a reward’ - it a phishing scam.

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  • ATO Scams
    ATO Scams

    Scammers are using the ATO name to fleece thousands of dollars from victims.

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  • Effective Mortgage Service impersonated
    Effective Mortgage Service impersonated

    An SMS claims to be from Effective Mortgage offering personal loans BUT the Perth company has confirmed it is NOT them.

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  • Prudent Financial Services
    Prudent Financial Services

     A text message, coming from the number 0424 842 099 and offering loans from ‘Prudent Financial Services’ is a fake. Don't be fooled by this scam.

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  • Telstra fake refund scam
    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.

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  • NBN Scams
    NBN Scams

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

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