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You'll be prompted to download an app with the promise of being able to see who has viewed your profile. Facebook doesn't actually give this information out, even to third-party applications. All you're actually doing is handing over access to your Facebook account, including your personal details and possibly banking information. Fake celebrity news: involves a clickbait-style headline on Facebook relaying some fake celebrity news, such as the death of a well-known star or a new relationship in Hollywood.
Once you click, you're prompted to enter your Facebook credentials to view the article, thus giving criminals full access to your account. I mpersonation scam: scammers create an exact replica of a user's account. They can then reach out to your friends and family with friend or follow requests and once connected, pose as you. Online shopping scams. Shoppers looking for Christmas gifts online should be cautious if the advertised price of an item online looks unusually low.
Scam ads quote goods at much lower prices than similar items on the same or other sites. Avoid any arrangement with a stranger that asks for up-front payment via money order or international wire transfer. Scammers will ask you to pay outside of the website's official payment systems. Beware, some scammers will send scam emails which appear to be from official payment companies requesting payment, others will direct you to fake payment websites which look genuine but have a different URL.
Threat-based scams. Threat based scammers often pretend to be from government departments and rely on fear, intimidation and people's instinct to comply with authority, to scam victims. These scams are mainly phone-based and impersonate various officials, such as police, ATO officers or government investigators.
So far this year Scamwatch has received more than 18, reports of such scams, an increase of 40 per cent compared to reports across all of These scams target Mandarin-speakers in Australian and impersonate authorities such as the Chinese embassy, police or other government officials. Scamwatch has recorded an increase in robo-calls impersonating government agencies, such as the Department of Home Affairs or Services Australia, which claim the victim is under investigation and to 'Dial 1' to speak to an investigator.
These scams target people seeking new rental accommodation by offering fake rental properties to convince people into handing over money or personal information. The scammer will post advertisements on real estate or classified websites or target people who have posted on social media that they are looking for a room.
After the victim responds, the scammer will request an upfront deposit to secure the property or phish for personal information through a 'tenant application form', promising to provide the keys after the payment or information is provided. The scammer may come up with excuses for further payments and the victim often only realises they have been scammed when the keys don't arrive and the scammer cuts off contact.
Some scammers will even impersonate real estate agents and organise fake inspections, victims will then arrive to discover the property doesn't exist or is currently occupied. The Australian Communications and Media Authority has receive reports this month of scammers calling people and impersonating staff from entertainment and media subscription service Amazon Prime.
Be wary of callers claiming you owe money to Amazon and that funds will be taken from your bank account if you do not act immediately. Scammers may also ask you to go online to confirm your personal details or Amazon account information. Amazon does not ask customers to disclose or verify personal or account information over the phone. If a call sounds suspicious, hang up immediately. Never give personal information over the phone unless you can independently confirm who is calling.
Fake digital health calls. The Australian Digital Health Agency ADHA , responsible for the My Health Record system, has receive reports of fraudulent telephone calls from an individual or organisation claiming to be a representative of the agency. The caller says they are calling from the "digital health agency" to enrol people to get a "health record".
If you receive a call from someone offering to enrol you for a "health record", hang up the call and report it to scamwatch. If you have shared your Medicare number with an unknown caller, report this to Services Australia who will place your details on a watch list to monitor for any compromise or misuse of your Medicare record.
Email reportascam servicesaustralia. COVID phishing scam. This message states "we've detected a possible COVID case near your neighbourhood" and includes a 'map' link. This link is malicious and is an attempt to access your personal information. This is a phishing scam.
Phishing scams are attempts by scammers to trick you into giving out personal information such as your bank account numbers, passwords and credit card numbers. Scamwatch reminds readers to not click on links in unexpected messages - just delete them. Not sure if a text is legitimate? Contact the relevant agency using details you've sourced yourself or visit the official website via your browser. Scammers are calling Australians and trying to convince them that their Tax File Number has been misused and that they need to pay to avoid jail time.
If you receive a call like this, ignore it. Report any scam message you receive to scamwatch. How to spot a scam. The email or text message does not address you by your proper name, and may contain typing errors and grammatical mistakes. The website address does not look like the address you usually use and is requesting details the legitimate site does not normally ask for. You notice new icons on your computer screen, or your computer is not as fast as it normally is.
Scammers pretending to be from the ATO are contacting members of the community through phone calls and text messages telling them that they have a tax debt and that if they don't pay it straight away they will be arrested. These scammers will often request payment through unusual methods, such as cryptocurrency, pre-paid credit cards or gift cards, and will try to keep people on the line until they have paid.
If you receive a phone call, text message or voicemail like this, don't send payment or provide any personal information. Hang up and delete the message. The ATO will never threaten you with immediate arrest or demand payment through unusual means. If you're not sure if it's the ATO contacting you, phone them on to check. Report the scam via ato. Commonwealth Bank hoax.
How to tell it's not a real email from the Commonwealth Bank:. The email states "due to recent activities on your account, we have placed a temporary suspension untill [sic] you verify your account. For your security, follow the steps below" and features a yellow 'Click Here' button. The bank said if you or anyone you know has received this email, delete it.
If you have clicked the link and provided your details, phone the Commonwealth Bank's customer service team on The email has a number of grammatical typos including "methode" instead of method, and a lower-case "please" at the start of a sentence. The subject line is bilingual The first line of the email will refer to you as "customer" as opposed to your real name.
Should you click on a link in a 'dodgy' email or text, Netflix advises that you:. Change your password and update your password on any websites where you use the same email and password combination Contact your financial institution if you entered any payment information, as it may have been compromised Forward the message to phishing netflix.
They will claim there are problems with their immigration paperwork or visa status and they need to pay a fee to correct the problem and avoid deportation. These scammers often glean personal information from social media, making the demands seem more legitimate. They may make threats of the arrest of loved ones, or claim they have already been arrested or detained. They demand payment through wire transfers or iTunes gift cards.
Scammers may try to pressure you by calling incessantly and harassing you, even threatening to send the police to your house. False billing scams request you or your business to pay fake invoices for directory listings, advertising, domain name renewals or office supplies that you did not order.
Your business might be sent an invoice, letter or invitation to be listed in a bogus trade directory or to renew your website domain name. The scammer might phone you out of the blue to confirm details of an advertisement booking or insist you've ordered certain goods or services. These scams take advantage of the fact the person handling the administrative duties for the business may not know whether any advertising or promotional activities have actually been requested.
Many email-based ransomware scams use fake bills as attachments to infect your computer. Scammers may pose as government representatives or mention government affiliation or programs. In some instances, these promised rebates have not been paid. The scammer may pressure you into making a hurried decision claiming that the false grants or rebate schemes are due to close soon. In some instances the scammer may offer free solar panels in exchange for placing advertising signs on your property for a number of months.
They will request an upfront fee and claim to repay it over the duration of the advertising. Australian Government departments will never phone or email you asking you to pay upfront amounts in order to claim a rebate. Never confirm or provide personal details over the phone or by email unless you initiated the contact and trust the other party. Be cautious if you are contacted by someone claiming to be from government or a genuine solar energy provider. Verify who they are by finding the agency or company's contact details from an independent source such as a phone book and contacting them directly.
If you think you have provided your account details to a scammer, contact your bank or financial institution immediately. Scammers have created fake online stores claiming to sell products that don't exist - such as cures or vaccinations for COVID, and products such as face masks.
The best way to detect a fake trader or social media shopping scam is to search for reviews before purchasing. No vaccine or cure presently exists for the coronavirus. Be wary of sellers requesting unusual payment methods such as upfront payment via money order, wire transfer, international funds transfer, preloaded card or electronic currency, like Bitcoin. More information is available at: Online shopping scams.
Threats to life, arrest or other. Scammers use threats designed to frighten you into handing over money, and can include threats to your life. Scammer may call you and pressure you into paying immediately, threaten you with arrest, or say they will send the police to your house if you refuse. Scammers will also send emails claiming you owe money for things like a speeding fine, tax office debt or unpaid bill. Scammers have been known to target vulnerable people, such as the elderly and newly arrived migrants.
They will often impersonate government officials from agencies such as the Department of Home Affairs, the Services Australia or Centrelink, and the Australian Federal Police. Scammers will tell you that there are problems with your immigration papers or visa status, and threaten deportation unless fees are paid to correct the errors.
If the scam is sent by email, it is likely to include an attachment or link to a fake website where you will be asked to download proof of the 'bill', 'fine' or 'delivery details'. You receive a call out of the blue from someone claiming to be from a government department, debt collection agency or trusted company.
You may be left a message on your answering machine asking you to ring a number. The caller will claim that you have issues with your immigration forms or visa status. The caller will tell you that in order to resolve the matter you will need to pay a fee or fine. The caller may ask for your personal information such as your passport details, date of birth or bank information.
The caller may claim the police will come to your door and arrest you if you do not pay the fee or fine immediately. Scam target receives an email, text or a phone call out of the blue asking them to 'validate' or 'confirm' personal details by clicking on a link or opening an attachment. The message may contain grammatical errors and be poorly written.
Alternatively there are unexpected pop-ups on your computer or mobile device asking if you want to allow software to run or you receive a friend request from someone you don't know on social media. The scammer then gains access to your information by exploiting security weaknesses on your computer, mobile device or network. Scammers can assume your identity on social media to swindle other unsuspecting victims out of money or use a stolen identity to apply for credit cards or loans.
They can also steal money from your bank account. Government impersonation scams. There are two main types of scams impersonating government departments; fake government threats and phishing scams. In a fake government threat scam, victims receive a robocall pretending to be from a government department, such as the ATO or Department of Home Affairs.
The scammer will claim something illegal, such as tax fraud or money laundering, has been committed in the victim's name and they should dial 1 to speak to an operator. The scammer then tries to scare people into handing over money and may threaten that they would be arrested if they refuse. In a phishing scam, victims will receive an email or text message claiming to be from a government department, such as Services Australia, requesting personal details to confirm their eligibility for a government payment or because the person may have been exposed to COVID The emails and texts will include a link and request personal details such as a tax file number, superannuation details or copies of identity documents.
These scams look like they have come from a myGov or ATO email address but often include a suspicious link such as bit. Don't click any links and don't provide the information requested. These messages will never include a link to log on to your myGov account.
Any communications containing your personal information, such as your tax file number will be sent to your myGov inbox, not your email account. Always access online services directly via my. These automated calls claim their TFN has been suspended and that there is a legal case against their name. The call tells people they must contact the caller by pressing '1' or they will be referred to the court and arrested. If you receive this call hang up and do not provide the information requested.
ATO will never send unsolicited pre-recorded messages to your phone or threaten you with immediate arrest. If you aren't sure whether an ATO call is legitimate, hang up and phone to check. Betting and sports investment scams.
Computer prediction software. Scammer will try to sell you a software program that promises to accurately predict sporting results, usually of team sports or horse racing and promise high returns or profits as a result of the program's use. Team sports betting programs claim to identify opportunities based on historical trends and the different odds offered by various bookmakers.
Horse racing software will often claim that predictions are based on weather conditions, the state of the horse, the draw, or the condition of the jockey. Often the information used in these programs can be obtained from the betting pages of your local newspaper at very little cost. The scammer tells you that they will use funds in the account to place bets on behalf of the syndicate.
You, and other 'syndicate members' are promised a percentage of the profits. Schemes are usually promoted as business opportunities or investments at trade fairs, shows or via the internet. People may also be contacted via an unsolicited phone call, email or letter. Scammer will use technical or financial terms such as 'sports arbitrage',' sports betting', 'sports wagering', 'sports tipping' or 'sports trading' to make these scams look like legitimate investments.
Promotional material is often glossy and sophisticated. Business email compromise scams. Scammers intercept legitimate invoices and change the details to include fraudulent payment information. The recipient will pay the invoice as normal and not realise they have been scammed. Another technique used by scammers is to impersonate the CEO of a company and request staff transfer funds to them for a variety of reasons, such as to purchase gift cards as a surprise for other staff.
Malware tricks you into installing software that allows scammers to access your files and track what you are doing, while ransomware demands payment to 'unlock' your computer or files. Exploiting security weaknesses which can include reused and easily guessed passwords, out of date anti-virus software, and unsecured WiFi and Bluetooth connections. Payment redirection scams - if you are a business, a scammer posing as one of your regular suppliers will tell you that their banking details have changed.
They will provide you with a new bank account number and ask that all future payments are processed accordingly. The scam is often only detected when your regular supplier asks why they have not been paid. Once scammers have hacked your computer or mobile device they can access your personal information, change your passwords, and restrict access to your system.
They will use the information they obtain to commit fraudulent activities, such as identity theft or they could obtain direct access to your banking and credit card details. Use your security software to run a virus check if you think your computer's security has been compromised.
If you still have doubts, contact your anti-virus software provider or a computer specialist. Secure your networks and devices, and avoid using public computers or WiFi hotspots to access or provide personal information. Choose passwords and PINs that would be difficult for others to guess, and update them regularly. Do not save them on your phone or computer. Do not open attachments or click on links in emails or social media messages you've received from strangers - just press delete.
Be wary of free downloads and website access, such as music, games, movies and adult sites. They may install harmful programs without you knowing. Illawarra rental scam warning. Scammers, often travelling conmen, knock on doors of unsuspecting home owners, many of them seniors, convincing them that urgent roof repairs are required to their homes. They then charge exorbitant rates and either do not carry out the work or perform a sub-standard job. Scammers will often quote a reasonable price, then tell the homeowner they have found asbestos or other problems which inflates the final amount to an exorbitant price.
Often, a fake invoice under an unregistered business name will be provided using a false ABN. Scratchie scams will offer you an instant prize, but when you contact the trader to claim it, you will be asked to provide payment for various 'fees' via wire transfer or preloaded money card. The scammer may request bank details and photo identification. In some rare cases you may be asked to travel overseas to collect your winnings.
The scam package may include professional-looking brochures, often for accommodation, which are designed to trick you into thinking the competition is legitimate. It may include contact details for a business overseas and a web address for a fraudulent but professional-looking website.
The up-front payment requested can be as high as a few thousand dollars.
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The scammer may also have a lot of information on hand about you such as your full name, address, date of birth, nationality and details about your visa status. You may feel a lot of pressure to hand over your money, with scammers reportedly calling victims multiple times and threatening deportation. The scammer will instruct you to send them the money via money transfer.
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