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down­load mal­ware,” Rickard says. “Call the com­pany di­rect and find out if it is from them.”

If you’ve been scammed, it’s not too late to take ac­tion. If you’ve given away

im­por­tant de­tails to do with your bank ac­count, Medi­care in­for­ma­tion or your driver’s li­cence, con­tact the rel­e­vant author­i­ties im­me­di­ately.

If you do find you have used your credit card in a scam, con­tact your fi­nan­cial in­sti­tu­tion and you may have rights to get your money back.

Rickard urges con­sumers who want to learn more about scams to visit

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