#datingscams | 12 Days of Christmas Wishes – day 10

On the tenth day of Christmas Townsville Crime Prevention Unit sent me…

A message to be aware of scammers.

There are a number of different scams out including unexpected money or winnings, fake charities, dating and romance, buying or selling, jobs and investments and attempting to gain personal information.

With the advancement of technology, email has become a fast and efficient method of forwarding unsolicited scam information to bulk recipients.

Your address could have been obtained from various sources, including a virus affected address book that automatically sends or forwards mail without the knowledge of the user, or from online databases.

Do not believe the promise of large sums of money.

You can report scams to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission and SCAMwatch.

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