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We all know that scams come in many shapes and sizes and can in­clude un­ex­pected money or win­nings, fake char­i­ties, dat­ing and ro­mance, re­mote ac­cess scams and threats and ex­tor­tion said Table­lands Crime Pre­ven­tion Co­or­di­na­tor se­nior con­sta­ble Aleda Day (pic­tured). Aus­tralian vic­tims have lost a sum of $6,307,329.00 in July alone, and Po­lice here on the Table­lands have re­ceived a num­ber of in­quiries in re­la­tion to scams re­cently. If you think you have been scammed, check your com­puter for viruses or con­tact your bank. You should re­port any scam to the ACCC via the SCAMwatch re­port a scam page or by call­ing 1300 795 995. Stay Smart On­line is the Aus­tralian Gov­ern­ment’s on­line safety and se­cu­rity web­site which is de­signed to help ev­ery­one un­der­stand the risks and sim­ple steps to pro­tect our per­sonal and fi­nan­cial in­for­ma­tion on­line. And re­mem­ber, the Queensland Po­lice Ser­vice and the Aus­tralian Fed­eral Po­lice will NOT send you an email in re­la­tion to a traf­fic of­fence un­less you have been stopped by po­lice or your ap­pear­ance in court, nor will the ATO ring you about back taxes de­mand­ing pay­ment or a Po­lice Of­fi­cer will ar­rest you. If you haven’t en­tered the Lotto, the chances of you win­ning are slim to none.

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