COVID-19 Scam Warning

Published on Tuesday, 30 June 2020 at 2:02:00 PM

Consumer Protection WA are cautioning everyone about scammers using the pandemic to take advantage of seniors through bogus phone calls, emails or text messages.

This includes attempts to steal personal information or money via:

  • impersonation of government organisations offering benefits, grants or subsidies;
  • text messages claiming to be about COVID-19 testing with links that install malicious software if clicked; and
  • advertisements falsely offering cures for COVID-19 or fake websites selling in-demand products such as hand sanitiser.

Further information can be found in the fact sheet.

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