Last updated on March 5, 2021

This article was drafted referring to the website of SCAMWATCH, which is run by the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC), and the significant role of providing information to consumers and small businesses about how to recognize, avoid and report scams is played by that team. The key points of it are presented herein for your awareness.

Vishing

Last updated on February 5, 2021“Vishing attacks have increased significantly with more employees working from home” News alert (www.techradar.com) Vishing derives from ‘voice’ plus ‘phishing’. Phishing is a notorious way of cheating people with the use of emails, regular phone …

Money Laundering

Last updated on August 15, 2021 Have you ever heard of black money? Most of you may say ‘yes’ and of course that money is called ‘black’ because the sources of earning them are totally illegal. They may be made …

Scammers tempted people with quizzes

Last updated on February 1, 2021When you just browse internet, what if you find a small quiz like, “How many kids can you have? – Get to know” “Do you have royal blood? – Test now” “How intelligent are you? …

Threats & extortion

Last updated on February 1, 2021

Attempts to gain your personal information

Last updated on February 1, 2021

Jobs & employment

Last updated on February 19, 2021

Investment scams

Last updated on February 19, 2021

Buying or selling

Last updated on February 1, 2021

Dating & romance

Last updated on August 15, 2021Dating & romance scams: Scammers use dating websites, apps or social media to catch people who look for romantic relationships pretending to be prospective companions, who play on emotional triggers to get you to provide …

Fake charities

Last updated on February 19, 2021Fake charities scams: Scammers impersonate genuine charities and ask for donations or contact you to collect money for relief efforts after natural disasters. Source of the Image: https://edition.cnn.com/2013/04/17/tv/beware-of-fake-boston-bombing-charities-helpful-tips-you-should-know-before-donating/index.html

Unexpected winnings

Last updated on February 8, 2021

Unexpected money

Last updated on February 19, 2021