Scams, and the con artists behind them, are forever evolving and becoming more sophisticated and harder to spot.
Australian Community Media has compiled a list of current scams identified by sites such as scamwatch.gov.au, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) and the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA), which are dedicated to informing people about fraudulent and dishonest activities.
- People who are planning to shop online these holidays are being warned by Scamwatch.gov.au to be hypervigilant in avoiding scams.
- Scammers take advantage of Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales by setting up fake online stores. Watch out for deals that are too good to be true.
- Scammers use the latest technology to set up fake retailer websites that look like genuine online retail stores. They may use sophisticated designs and…