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  • Pet scams: Cute pics but no pet received
    Pet scams: Cute pics but no pet received

    Beware of fake websites and social media accounts that claimed to puppies, leaving buyers out of pocket and without a dog.

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  • Fake shipping container websites
    Fake shipping container websites

    WA ScamNet has received a number of reports about fake websites claiming to sell discounted shipping containers that are never delivered after payment is made.

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  • The Bitcoin Code and Bitcoin System
    The Bitcoin Code and Bitcoin System

    WA ScamNet is warning consumers about a binary option trading scam called the Bitcoin System.

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  • JB Hi-Fi giveaway scam
    JB Hi-Fi giveaway scam

    Scammers posing as electronics retailer JB Hi-Fi are sending SMS messages claiming there is a ‘giveaway’ that expires soon – but be warned, it’s nothing more than a phishing exercise to get hold of your credit card details.  

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Advice for Optus phone users

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Follow our article for a list of recommended actions to help protect your identity and accounts and prevent losing money as a result of the Optus data breach. A little time spent now on protecting yourself could prevent significant heartache later.

 

Remember: 

  • * Scams may follow the leak of personal information and proof of identity documents 
  • * Affected consumers urged to be on high alert for approaches by scammers 
  • * Devices should be secured and accounts monitored closely for unusual activity.

 

 

Media Statement

Optus customers urged to protect accounts and be on scam alert 

 

ScamNet Talks

Do you want to know how to spot a scam?

 

We regularly run presentations to groups about tips on how to spot a scam and what to do if you or someone you know has been targeted by a scammer.

 

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