EDITORIAL: On the watch for scams

THE news that the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission received 37,000 complaints about online scams in the last year is very concerning.
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The criminals operating these scams are obviously very convincing and determined to get access to the pubic’s personal details.

The combined financial losses in 2013 amounted to more than $71 million.

The younger generation who have grown up with technology should be able to spot a hacking email or a questionable website from a mile away but not everyone is so lucky.

Perhaps it is time for children to take a minute to show their parents what scamming ads and spam emails look like so they are better equipped to spot them when surfing the web.

There are a number of simple tips for avoiding scams on the Bunbury Mail website which should go some way towards helping the problem.

For more information or to report a scam visit scamwatch.gov.au

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