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Latest news: Scam

Valentine’s Day: Don’t get your heart broken by a scam

Canberrans should stay vigilant on dating apps this Valentine’s Day, and make sure they do not get caught out by a scam.

Andrew Leigh: Be alert during peak season for fake charity scams

Fake charity scams tend to peak during the months of December and January, warns Andrew Leigh MP, Assistant Minister for Charities, Competition, and Treasury, and there are a range of precautions Australians can take to avoid being scammed.

Scam prevention top of list for Black Friday shoppers in Australia

92% of Black Friday shoppers are taking steps to avoid scams as 1.4 million Aussies say they’ve previously been scammed over the sales period.

Taylor man arrested after phone scam

A 23-year-old Taylor man has been arrested for his alleged involvement in a mobile phone delivery scam worth hundreds of thousands of dollars.   

New $86 million National Anti-Scams Centre to crack down on scammers

A new $86 million National Anti-Scams Centre will be set up as part of a crackdown on fraud, but consumer groups say more is needed to recoup lost money.

Aussies lose record $3 billion to scammers in 2022

Australians lost a record $3.1 billion to scams last year as fraudsters use increasingly sophisticated technology and techniques to lure and deceive victims.

Beware of romance scams this Valentine’s Day and every day

Valentine’s Day might celebrate true love, but scammers are using online romance to break your heart and empty your bank balance.

Harrison man allegedly scams $70k from 65-year-old widow

A 28-year-old Harrison man has been arrested after a 65-year-old widow was threatened into handing over approximately $70,000 in cash.

Christmas shoppers urged to be cautious as scamming rises

Christmas shoppers are being urged to exercise extra caution this year as unscrupulous cyber criminals ramp up attacks on mobile phones and websites.

6 tips to avoid shopping scams while Black Friday bargain hunting

Cybersecurity expert at Avast, Stephen Kho shares his six top tips on how to keep safe while online Black Friday shopping this year.

Know how to spot a scam this Scams Awareness Week

No one is immune to scams; Canberrans should learn to identify the key signs to protect themselves and their loved ones from scams.

Billionaire Forrest takes on Facebook over scam ads

Fortescue Metals boss Andrew Forrest has launched criminal proceedings against Facebook claiming the social media giant failed to stop clickbait advertising scams using his image.