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Scam Watch   World Wide WTF?

Started 4/23/18 by Jenifer (Zarknorph); 6346 views.
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1/7/20

Jenifer (Zarknorph) said:

When Jane Smith invested $670,000 to boost her retirement savings, it was flushed into a river of cash flowing out of Australia into the pockets of criminals.

Sad business.

Fake investment offers in cryptocurrencies, such as Bitcoin, are becoming more popular, resulting in record losses in 2019, according to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC).

Bitcoin is genuine - but almost anyone using it is doing something illegal.

And even simple investors in it have been burned multiple times because their "wallets" disappear.

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Jan-21

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2020 is off to a chaotic start, but locking down your online privacy is still vital.

Not only does Mossad have all my details - its agents are going round publishing them, in here and elsewhere.

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Consumer bodies are warning customers to beware of online scammers amid the coronavirus pandemic, as a Chinese student is tricked into paying more than $13,000 over fake COVID-19 test results.

Can't be very nice being of Chinese origin with all these threats against them.

There have been several reported incidents, including one targeting a Perth-based Chinese student who lost $13,800 after scammers called her on the pretext of reporting her COVID-19 results from the Shanghai Medical Centre.

Consumer Protection WA said when the student told the caller she wasn't in Shanghai and never undertook a test, she was transferred to someone claiming to be from Shanghai Police.

The student had not undertaken a coronavirus test.(Reuters: Lindsey Wasson)

She was then told she was facing criminal charges and the scammers demanded she send money to verify her identity and conduct criminal checks to prove her innocence.

The student communicated with the supposed officers through a messaging app called DingTalk and sent a copy of her passport to the scammers.

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