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Scam Watch   World Wide WTF?

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May-15

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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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From: bml00

May-15

The biggest scams at the moment are the Chinese N95 mask which is the medical mask - 90% of all masks are coming from China with the US 3M's also now taking up huge production at double the Chinese cost FYI

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