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Nearly half of US mobile phone calls will be scams by 2019: report

Nearly half of US mobile phone calls will be scams by 2019: report

Nearly half of all mobile phone calls next year in the US will come from scammers, according to a company that provides call blocking technology.

  • by Hamza Shaban

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CBA and ANZ caught in fake banking apps scam
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CBA and ANZ caught in fake banking apps scam

Thousands of banking customers have been caught in a fake banking app scam, prompting questions about Google Play’s app authentication process.

  • by Nina Hendy
Porsche, Range Rover and houses: How Nissan-driving Tim got caught in scam
Accounting

Porsche, Range Rover and houses: How Nissan-driving Tim got caught in scam

Scores of people, including locksmith Tim Batchelor, were secretly made company directors by a group of alleged fraudsters who stole their identity.

  • by Sarah Danckert
Scammers pretend they're from Telstra, ATO, Centrelink, to steal money
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Opinion

Scammers pretend they're from Telstra, ATO, Centrelink, to steal money

Remote access scams are on the rise with more than 8000 reports recorded in 2018 so far, and losses of $4.4 million.

  • by Nassim Khadem
Romance scammers prey on Words With Friends players

Romance scammers prey on Words With Friends players

The scammers often pose as lonely and sad widowed men based on oil rigs or working for the United Nations in places such as Afghanistan or Syria.

  • by Julie Power
Why WA households are urged to throw away a 'winning' $200,000 scratchie
Crime

Why WA households are urged to throw away a 'winning' $200,000 scratchie

If a travel brochure popped up in your mailbox in recent weeks and you're about to head off to spend your $200,000 scratchie win, think again.

  • by staff writers
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WA Facebook users urged to watch for fake friends in profile-duping scam

WA Facebook users urged to watch for fake friends in profile-duping scam

“Do not reply or follow any links in the messages, just hit delete and block the sender — there are no real Facebook lotteries or beneficiary lists.”

  • by staff writers
'Don't fall for their threats': Warning over scam targeting WA Chinese community

'Don't fall for their threats': Warning over scam targeting WA Chinese community

Callers claim to be from the Chinese embassy or consulate, and say they are checking visas, or investigating fraudulent documents or money laundering.

  • by staff writers
Women claim to rid objects of 'angered spirits' in bizarre Perth CBD scam
City life

Women claim to rid objects of 'angered spirits' in bizarre Perth CBD scam

The scammer claimed a family member was in desperate need for medical help from a "healer", and they required Eastern medicine in order to get better.

  • by Hannah Barry
Identity of 'American' conman revealed as Victorian forklift driver

Identity of 'American' conman revealed as Victorian forklift driver

Fairfax Media can reveal Brett Turton used the alias "Brad Collins" in order to scam women in Mandurah and Perth over the past year.

  • by Carla Hildebrandt
'He ruined my life': the Perth love-rat leaving women broke

'He ruined my life': the Perth love-rat leaving women broke

After telling Ms Morgan he was a big shot with a major international cruise line, Mr Collins spent close to five months sponging off his victim.

  • by Kate Hedley