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How to Avoid Online Shopping Scams


Australians have already lost about $12.9 million to online shopping so far this year, and the ACCC is urging consumers to watch out for dodgy deals as pre-holiday sales approach.

Scamwatch has received over 26,000 reports of online shopping scams, more than the total reported through all of 2020.  ACCC Deputy Chair Delia Rickard joins Jennie Lenman to talk about the phenomenon and share some tips for avoiding getting duped.

More information on scams is on the Scamwatch website, including how to make a report and where to get help. Information about consumer guarantees is also available on the ACCC website.

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