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WA Scam Warnings

  • Scam targets vehicle sellers
    Scam targets vehicle sellers

    Scammers are targeting consumers selling cars online. These scams usually work by getting you to ‘refund’ a scammer who has sent you too much money for an item you are selling or to forward the additional funds to someone else to cover costs such as shipping.

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  • Natural disasters
    Natural disasters

    Hearing about bushfires, floods, cyclones or earthquakes makes most of us want to give but for scammers it’s an opportunity to take.

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  • Bank emails
    Bank emails

    You have just received an urgent email from your bank notifying you of fraudulent activity. If you receive an email call from someone purporting to be from your bank and requesting account and password details, do not respond. Immediately contact your bank. Do not use the telephone number the email has provided.

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  • Visdom Investment Management, Chicago
    Visdom Investment Management, Chicago

    Scammers have set up a fake investment company to defraud investors using the name of an investment company based in Hong Kong.

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Catfishing

The phenomenon known as catfishing is a uniquely modern one: a single lie, enabled by the cloak of technology that stretches, morphs and multiplies until whole personas are fabricated, emotions are manipulated and hearts are broken.

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