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COVID Cons & the Rise of Remote Access Scams

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So far this year scammers have stolen more than $7.2 million from Australians by gaining access to home computers, an increase of 184 per cent compared to the same period last year.

A Murraylands man has been caught out by a paypal text message scam this week and Fleurieu Police have issued a warning to residents over a phone scam which has escalated into two men impersonating police officers and searching a victim’s house earlier in the month.

The Commissioner for Consumer Affairs, Dini Soulio, joins Jennie Lenman to share information about the latest scams affecting our regions and what consumers can do to protect themselves.

More information on scams is on the Scamwatch website, including how to make a report and where to get help. You can also contact CBS on 131 882.

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