Scams cost 378,000 Australians on average of $6000 last year. Here’s what to do if you think you’ve been the victim of a scammer.
If, like me, you Google a number you don’t recognise instead of actually answering the phone, then you’d really hate receiving telemarketing calls.
The return being offered was 200% a year or your money back. Surely no-one would actually fall for such scams…
I knew it was a scam and I should be outraged but when I heard about it I burst out laughing.
Watch out if you’re buying tickets for a concert or sporting event because you could be ripped off if you deal with a reseller.
At 6am on a Sunday morning the phone rings. I was half asleep, which is of course part of the scam, but the conversation went something like this.
The West Australian government, on its ScamNet website, names Pacific Tycoon as “one example of an alleged sea container leasing Ponzi scheme”.
Getting conned by a financial predator could cost you thousands. Here’s how to tell if the person on the other end of the phone is a scammer.