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Remote Access Scams

Australians made over 378 000 scam reports in 2018, with more than $489 million reported lost. Everyone is a target - are you too smart to be scammed? Remote access scammers impersonate tech companies or government agencies and often weave complicated stories to convince you to hand over access to your computer and personal info. Scamwatch received over 137 000 reports of scammers impersonating government agencies in 2018, with more than $4.2 million lost. The ATO was the most commonly impersonated agency, and many fell victim. #ScamsWeek19. For more info www.scamwatch.gov.au/scamsweek2019

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