‘Facebook lottery’ promising $7.5m prize scams Australians out of hundreds of thousands

‘Facebook lottery’ promising $7.5m prize scams Australians out of hundreds of thousands

Updated May 03, 2018 16:22:13 Photo: Fake Facebook-branded credit cards are sent out to victims. (Supplied: Queensland Police Service) Related Story: Listen to the latest ‘low-life scammer’ claiming to be from the ATO A “Facebook lottery” promising prize money of $7.5 million has scammed nearly 30 Queenslanders out of hundreds …

Domestic violence and online romance scams use similar psychological tricks

Domestic violence and online romance scams use similar psychological tricks

By Cassandra Cross and Molly Dragiewicz Updated April 05, 2018 16:38:27 Photo: Romance and dating scams are on the rise in Australia. (Pixabay.com) Related Story: Social media the new hunting ground for scammers Related Story: Dating scam victims not reporting incidents, ACCC says The techniques used by fraudsters in online …

Warning ‘sextortion’ on the rise as models used in online blackmail scams

Warning ‘sextortion’ on the rise as models used in online blackmail scams

Posted March 20, 2018 15:49:32 Photo: “Sextortion” scammers are becoming increasingly sophisticated, authorities say. (ABC South East SA: Kate Hill) Consumer protection authorities have warned “sextortion” scammers are increasingly targeting people on social media and dating websites, with models being used to dupe victims into sending explicit photos and videos …