In 2020, coronavirus has led to more people shopping online. Scammers have taken advantage of this trend by setting up fake websites and deceiving people into buying from them. If you’ve placed an order through a scam website, you might receive a fake, low quality product compared to what was promised, or nothing at all.
Classified scams are a subset of this type of scam, where scammers pose as genuine sellers, posting fake ads on either a classifieds website, newspaper, or via email or social media.
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Visit the Australian Cyber Security Centre. Reports may be referred to the police for possible investigation.
If you suspect your security has been compromised, change your passwords and PINs straight away. You can also lock your card – see how.