World News – AU – Residents Should Be Aware Of Fraud When Shopping Online – Riverine Herald

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Scamwatch already has 12 in 2020. Received 000 reports of online shopping fraud, an increase of 42 percent over the previous year.

« This year, more people have shopped online due to COVID-19 restrictions and scammers are now targeting people who do their Christmas shopping including Black Friday and Cyber ​​Monday sales, » said Delia Rickard, Vice Chair of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission.

“Scammers create fake websites that look like real online stores and offer products at very low prices. The victims either receive a counterfeit item or nothing at all.

“They also post fake ads on classified websites, often claiming they are traveling and someone else is delivering the goods, but the item never arrives and the victim is no longer able to contact the seller. ”

Data from the ACCC also showed that individuals under the age of 24 were involved in most technology incidents.

« Be sure that popular products are being sold at prices much lower than other websites and that sellers request payment by bank transfer or cryptocurrency, » Rickard said.

« Take the time to think about who you’re dealing with and don’t let special offers put you under pressure.

« Do your research by checking independent reviews of online stores or the seller’s history on classified websites. ”

People are also warned about fraudulent text messages, with scammers pretending to be delivery services.

« Australia Post will never ask you to click a link to enter your personal information, nor will you be asked for credit card details or a fee to have your packages delivered, » said Ms. Rickard.

« If you are a victim of fraud, contact your bank and the platform on which you were defrauded as soon as possible to inform them of the circumstances. ”

The MOAMA Bowling Club has announced a price of USD 1. 26 million operating profit for fiscal 2019-20. At its annual general meeting on Tuesday the 24th. November 11th, the club announced that it had managed to stay in the black despite being forced to close for a period of 10 years. . .

With Christmas in less than a month, abused women across Echuca are preparing for one of the most dangerous times of the year. The festive season may be a happy occasion for many, but it is a terrible time for those who experience family violence. . .

The MOAMA Bowling Club has announced a price of USD 1. 26 million operating profit for fiscal 2019-20. At its annual general meeting on Tuesday the 24th. November 11th, the club announced that it had managed to stay in the black despite being forced to close for a period of 10 years. . .

With Christmas in less than a month, abused women across Echuca are preparing for one of the most dangerous times of the year. The festive season may be a happy occasion for many, but it is a terrible time for those who experience family violence. . .

For the Bendigo and Echuca railway lines, on Friday 27th. November, a PARTIAL extreme heat schedule will apply.

Face masks are no longer needed outdoors as Victorian Prime Minister Daniel Andrews announced a series of restrictions on Sunday.

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The drowning of a 12-year-old girl on the weekend at Moama Beach highlighted the dangers of swimming in the river.

Online shopping, Black Friday, phishing

World news – AU – Residents should watch out for fraud when shopping online – Riverine Herald

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