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Australians warned of COVID-19 vaccine scams as rollout starts

With Australia’s nationwide COVID-19 vaccine rollout underway, people are being warned of a number of online scams set up to capitalise.

The e-romance and dating scams to watch out for ahead of Valentine’s Day

With Valentine’s Day nearly upon us, so too is peak season for e-romance scams, as data shows Australians lose the most money in February.

Online dating is on the rise and so too are ‘ebabies’

According to new research,, couples who meet through online dating sites will soon produce more babies than those who meet face-to-face.

How to ensure you’re shopping online safely this silly season

Australian consumers choosing to do their Christmas shopping online need to be aware that scams are on the rise 42% this year.

Scams Awareness Week: dangers of identity theft

From 17 to 21 August, Scams Awareness Week 2020 will be shining a light on the dangers of identity theft in scams.

Scammers target puppy love during pandemic

Australians have lost almost $300,000 to puppy scams this year as scammers take advantage of those seeking a furry companion during the COVID-19 pandemic. A spokesperson for the RSPCA ACT said they were...

COVID-19 scams costing Aussies over $660,000

Australians have so far reported losses in excess of $660,000 due to COVID-19 scams, according to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC). From 1 January to 30 April, Scamwatch received over 2,000...

Beware romance scams

Canberrans are being urged to be on the lookout for online romance scams. ACT Commissioner for Fair Trading, David Snowden, said last year Australians lost more than $28 million to online romance scams....
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