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  • Scams cost Australians more than $100M a year

    Australians have so far lost $118.5 million to scams as at October 2019, which is already $10 million more than what it cost in 2018 ($107 million).

    Written by Samira Sarraf28 Nov. 19 07:00
  • Aussie businesses losing over $60M in email scams

    Local organisations are being targeted by sophisticated ‘business email compromise scams’ with reports of losses to Scamwatch and other agencies exceeding $60 million last year.

    Written by Lilia Guan29 April 19 10:41
  • AGL phishing scam hits local inboxes

    A new phishing email is hitting inboxes that impersonates energy company AGL and scams vulnerable people affected by recent storms and flooding into believing they could receive additional help with their bills.

    Written by Byron Connolly14 Oct. 16 16:34
  • Boston Marathon spam targets Australians: SCAMwatch

    The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s SCAMwatch is warning people not to click on spam emails which claim to contain links to websites with information about the Boston Marathon explosions.

    Written by Hamish Barwick19 April 13 15:28
  • SCAMwatch warns travellers of fake flight booking sites

    As the ‘silly season’ approaches fast, SCAMwatch has advised expectant travellers to check the authenticity of flight booking websites before making any reservations for domestic and international travel.

    Written by Computerworld Staff24 Oct. 11 11:38