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Charity Scams More Prevalent

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has released new figures that show the number of fake charities scamming money from Australians is on the increase.

The ACCC has urged people not to send money to strangers after $45 million has been reported lost to a variety of scammers already this year from 45,000 complaints made, including a rise in the number of fake charity complaints. The latest ACCC monthly figures on the impact of fake charity scammers shows that almost $8500 was scammed in June from unsuspecting donors by fake charities – with the most common scam carried out over the phone (67 per cent).

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