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How to avoid fake invoice scams 

Cybercriminals are targeting businesses with a new scam that uses fake invoices to trick the business into paying money to the scammer. The invoices...

Aussies have lost $45 million to scams this year

45,743 complaints regarding scams have been received this year and an overall loss of $45,902,666 has been registered.

High number of Indigenous Australians lose to scammers

Approximately one third of Indigenous Australians that were targeted by scammers went on to lose money, a figure that more than doubles the amount of non-Indigenous consumers.

Aussies lost over $80 million to scams last year

91,637 took to the ACCC with complaints of scams in 2014, resulting in an accumulated loss of $81,832,793.

Counterfeit currency bringing real costs

The use of counterfeit money in Australia may not be too prevalent, but the potential costs can nevertheless affect both business and the general public.

Scammers using deportation threats

Scammers are calling visa holders and Australian citizens with threats of deportation, claiming that they have not filled out their forms correctly and must pay around $1,000 to have the forms resubmitted.

$75,000 a day lost to romance scams

With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, Australian’s are being warned not to fall for scammers aiming to hit emotional buttons to receive cash, gifts, or personal details.

Small business and fraud: What to look out for

Many small business owners believe that their business is too small to be targeted by fraudsters and scammers. This could not be further from the truth.

Fake government grants: How to avoid scams

As small business numbers increase and more entrepreneurs look for capital, a growing amount of organisations claiming to be affiliated with the Government are looking to take your money.

SMEs fall victim to false billing scams

More than 90,000 Australians were ripped off for nearly $90 million in fraud scams in 2013.

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