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Perfect Storm for Scam Artists

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We ask all of our members to be vigilant during the coming months as scammers are already seeking to take advantage amid rising concern over COVID-19.

Stay Smart Online issued a warning yesterday with one of the first examples of a COVID-19 themed scam text message that is being sent to members of the public.

Government Stimulus Package

With both Federal & State stimulus packages recently announced, be on the lookout for scams that may try to convince you that you're eligible to receive money directly. 

Market Downturn

With global markets affected, be wary of offers to earn easy money. Scammers will try to convince you that the investment is real, the returns are high and the risks are low.

Best Practice

Some simple measures you can take to avoid falling victim to a scam artist:

  • Do not open suspicious texts, pop-up windows or click on links or attachments in emails
  • Beware of any requests for your details or money. Never send money or give credit card details, online account details or copies of personal documents to anyone you don’t know and trust
  • Be wary of unusual payment requests. Scammers will often ask you to use an unusual payment method, including preloaded debit cards, gift cards, iTunes cards or virtual currency such as Bitcoin. 

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