Friday, 14 December 2018

iTunes scam: Why fraudsters are demanding payment with vouchers

Please save the above link if you live in Australia, you or your loved ones may need this.  Scammers demand payment with iTunes. Ka-Ching!!

Quick-thinking retail worker saves Tasmanian woman from losing thousands in tax scam

Please read this and let your loved ones know. There is also a text message that comes in on the back of messages from Australia post. I have had this twice in a week after buying products on eBay from a place in China.  It says " Oliver,  The results are in and your address 55 koongarra ave Teringie Sa has been drawn! You are  1 in 5 lucky winners:

So please watch out for this one. This is one that could originate in China, I have no idea to be honest but it happened twice in a row buying eBay items from China.  Obviously I knew right away it was a scam.

Please be careful and always check on line for any phone calls, texts or emails that is suddenly asking for money, your bank details even your tax file number , Social Security number or anything that is private. The officials already know your details and they will contact you through the normal channels such as a letter being sent to you or an official email that is verifiable. When in doubt go in person to the office or ring them of the official number , and not the number the scammer gives you.

You can also request a receipt number when you call a government department as proof of contact as it leaves an message on the computer system logging in the time of the phone call and the operator or staff member that too the phone enquiry is that everything is  traceable and the phone calls are recorded too.

Stay safe and, stay wise when it comes to your privacy, your money and your identification. Identity theft is rampant world wide, and it is so easy to fake identities.