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'Sneakier and sneakier': Fake invoice losses hit $4 million

'Sneakier and sneakier': Fake invoice losses hit $4 million

Popular brands and accounting firms are being impersonated as losses add up.

  • by Emma Koehn

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Almost $1 million paid to scammers since July, says ATO
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Almost $1 million paid to scammers since July, says ATO

Bitcoin has also overtaken iTunes vouchers as most common payment demanded by tax scammers, based on reports to the Australian Tax Office.

  • by Justine Landis Hanley
WA woman loses $10,000 to 'Danish sea captain' in romance scam

WA woman loses $10,000 to 'Danish sea captain' in romance scam

The woman, who asked to be known as Fay, was initially contacted by "Captain Thomas Steve" on Instagram.

  • by staff writers
Victims lose $50K in bitcoin scam in Melbourne's west
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Victims lose $50K in bitcoin scam in Melbourne's west

Victorians have been warned against a cryptocurrency scam after fraudsters posing as debt collectors convinced victims to deposit more than $50,000 into a bitcoin ATM

  • by Melissa Cunningham
Fake celebrity endorsements is scammers' latest deception
Cryptocurrencies

Fake celebrity endorsements is scammers' latest deception

Investment scams cost Australians more than dating scams as incidences of fake celebrity endorsements increases by four times since the start of this year.

  • by John Collett
Husband and wife charged over alleged $3m detention centre love scam
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Husband and wife charged over alleged $3m detention centre love scam

A Nigerian woman has been charged over her alleged role in a scam police say was being run by a detainee at Villawood Detention Centre with 16 mobile phones.

  • by Sally Rawsthorne
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Nearly half of US mobile phone calls will be scams by 2019: report
Telecommunications

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
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
'Targeted, manipulative, cruel': Lawyer's letter frightens family into giving away land
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'Targeted, manipulative, cruel': Lawyer's letter frightens family into giving away land

A family caught up in a scam that saw thousands of beachside blocks sold to newly arrived migrants felt so threatened by a lawyer’s letter, they handed the land over­­­­­­­­ to the council for no charge.

  • by Gabrielle Costa
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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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