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Tis the Season for Scams

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Tweet The Silly Season is upon us but that doesn’t mean you have to be silly. The ACCC is warning that at this time of year scammers prey on people’s generosity and vulnerability. Their SCAMwatch site has revealed their “12 Scams of Christmas” which include scams around holiday accommodation, flight bookings, charities, online shopping, parcel […]

Scams and Viruses

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Tweet Sometimes it can seem like everyone’s out to get you. Internet scams, phone scams, viruses – they’re everywhere! One of the ‘latest’ is the Microsoft calling scam which first hit my home town about 18 months ago but is still doing the rounds – where a Microsoft employee calls to fix problems with your […]

Consumer-Like Protection Needed for Small Biz

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Tweet Australian media have been reporting lately on a telco-finance scam that has affected hundreds of small businesses. It went something like this. Salespeople from the telco turn up at the small business and induce the owner to sign up for long-term 5-year contracts by offering free electrical goods – like flat screen TVs, laptops […]

New Scam – Access to Computer

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Tweet I think there may be a new scam doing the rounds which falls under the category of remote access to your computer by foreign companies – for reasons unknown but I figure, err on the side of caution and assume it’s suspect. So this is by way of warning so you can be on […]