Phishing scams continue to trick thousands out of Australians

Scammers posing as businesses we trust keep tricking Australians into paying bogus bills. Here’s how to avoid them.

“Phishing” scams have become by far the most common tricks reported to Australia’s consumer watchdog. They’re called such because the scammers cast their net wide, sending bogus emails to thousands of people in the hope that a few of us won’t spot them as fakes.

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