November 14, 2021

Scamwatch: 2020 a record year for scam loss | Lithgow Mercury


Every year, thousands of Australians are targeted by scams, whether it be online, via phone, mail or even in person. Australian Community Media has compiled a list of current scams identified on sites such as, and the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s website dedicated to informing people about fraudulent and dishonest activities. Read more about scam losses in 2020 here. Scamwatch has received reports of scams relating to COVID-19 vaccines including those that request payment for vaccines or for early access to vaccines; offers to mail vaccines; offers to pay money as an investment opportunity in the Pfizer vaccine and; fake surveys related to vaccines that offer prizes or early access. To avoid a vaccination scam: If you are asked for any of these by someone claiming to provide COVID-19 vaccines, it is a scam. Be careful…

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