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WA Scam Warnings

  • 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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  • Optus customers urged to protect accounts and be on scam alert
    Optus customers urged to protect accounts and be on scam alert

    Current and former Optus customers affected by the data breach are being urged by Consumer Protection to be vigilant over the coming weeks for scams and misuse of their identity.  Follow our checklist to help protect yourself. 

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  • Live stream scams
    Live stream scams

    This type of scam appears to have emerged during COVID-19 when live stream events have become more popular due to social distancing restrictions.

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  • Tax phishing emails
    Tax phishing emails

    Tax time could really be taxing if you give out personal details to scammers impersonating the Australian Taxation Office (ATO). WA ScamNet has renewed its warnings about fake tax communications after fresh reports of emails claiming to be from the ATO. Do not click on any links. Just delete it. 

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