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News

Police Hunt Fake AFP Officers Behind Tax Debt Scam

1 min read

Police are searching for two men who pretended to be Australian Federal Police officers to steal money from a man, after telling him he had a large tax debt.

National

National

'Distressing' Kidnap Scam Targeting Chinese Students

2 min read

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has warned of a kidnapping scam targeting the Chinese community in Australia.

National

National

Attention Kmart Shoppers: Police Issue Warning Over SMS Scam

1 min read

NSW Police have warned customers over a text message scam that is using Kmart to target shoppers. 

Crime

Crime

Amateur Fake Facebook Gig Ticket Scam Ripping Off Hundreds Of Aussies

5 min read

EXCLUSIVE: Foreign scammers are posing as kind grandparents on Facebook, ripping off Aussie concertgoers in a fake ticketing fraud which appears to be a coordinated -- if unsophisticated -- rort.

Celebrity

Celebrity

Matty J Warns Fans About Instagram Scammer

4 min read

In what's been coincidental timing for National Scams Awareness Week, former Bachelor Matty Johnson has warned users of a scammer using his photos in order to swindle fans out of their hard-earned cash.

Crime

Crime

The Top Three Scams Aussies Are Falling For

3 min read

By the end of 2019, Aussies will have lost a record half a billion dollars to scammers. So, what are we falling for?

Exclusive

Exclusive

Aussies Targeted By 'Aggressive' Tax Scam Calls

1 min read

Hundreds of Australians have been hit with a robo-call from scammers pretending to be the Australian Tax Office in the first few days of the new financial year.

Life

Life

Bride And Maid Of Honour Caught Trying To Trick Bridesmaids Into Paying For Wedding Dress

2 min read

The pair told the rest of the bridal party their dresses cost more, so they could put the extra money towards the cost of the bride's gown.

Crime

Crime

Scam Warning Over Fake NBN Internet Call Fleecing Thousands From Victims

2 min read

Australians are being warned of a new phone scam which has already seen individual victims lose up to $18,000.

Celebrity

Celebrity

Italian Couple Posing As George Clooney Finally Arrested In Thailand

1 min read

An Italian couple has been arrested in Thailand after years of impersonating George Clooney online.

Crime

Crime

'Elaborate' Uni Fraud Scamming Aussie Businesses Of Millions

2 min read

A new phone and email scam has swindled Australian business owners more than one million dollars in just a matter of weeks, police have warned.

National

National

Kogan Under Investigation Over Claims It Raised Prices Before Offering 'False' Discounts

1 min read

Online retailer Kogan has found itself in court accused of misleading customers with a 'false' end of financial year discount promotion. 

National

National

Scammers Using Trusted Brands To Trick Online Shoppers

3 min read

Jo Truman was just looking for a cheap pair of boots to wear this winter, so when an ad popped up on her Facebook feed showing what she thought were R.M Williams leather boots with huge discounts, she didn't hesitate.

National

National

Man Behind Fake $81 Parking Ticket Fesses Up: 'It Was A Prank'

1 min read

A "highly embarrassed" 68-year-old man has handed himself into police in Melbourne over a prank that turned slightly sour. 

Crime

Crime

Warning: Police Phone Numbers Being Used In New Phone Scam

3 min read

A new variation of the sophisticated ATO scam -- which has seen Australians duped out of millions of dollars -- has emerged, sparking an urgent warning from police.

National

National

Australians Lost A Record $500 Million To Scammers Last Year

2 min read

Scammers swindled Australians a whopping half a billion dollars in 2018 in a clear sign that the problem is getting worse across the nation, according to the consumer watchdog.

Brekky Wrap

Brekky Wrap

Brekky Wrap: Model Dies After Collapsing On Catwalk At Sao Paolo Fashion Week

2 min read

All the news you need to know this Monday.

National

National

Viagogo Misled Customers Into Buying 'Scarce' Tickets, Court Finds

1 min read

Ticket reseller Viagogo has been found by a federal court to have misled Australian consumers into buying tickets with claims they were "official" and "scarce".

National

National

ATO Warns Of 'Record' Amount Of Scammers Spoofing Its Numbers

1 min read

A "record" number of scammers are using 'Robocall' technology to make phone calls from what appears to be a real tax office number. 

Crime

Crime

Elderly Among Victims Scammed $120,000 In Line Dancing Fraud

2 min read

Queensland police are hunting for a father-son duo who are believed to have scammed unsuspecting line dancing enthusiasts hundreds of thousands of dollars in fake tours and events.

Celebrity

Celebrity

Em Rata Said Her Husband Isn't Scamming Rent

1 min read

Emily Ratajkowski has defended her husband after a recent report claimed he was skipping rent payments.

Celebrity

Celebrity

Olivia Jade's Former Classmate Dishes On College Cheating Scandal

2 min read

YouTuber Harlow Brooks has shared some insight into the life of Lori Loughlin's daughter, Olivia Jade.

Celebrity

Celebrity

Outraged Parent Now Suing Celebs Because Her Son Didn't Get Into College

1 min read

A mother in California has filed a class-action lawsuit against celebrities including Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman for their alleged involvement in the college cheating scandal.

10 News First

10 News First

Handyman Scam Leaves Gaping Holes In Roofs And Pockets

1 min read

Dodgy flyers offering home improvement services are what an alleged syndicate of British nationals used to fleece vulnerable people of thousands of dollars.

Tech

Tech

Dating Apps Expose Lovebirds To Scammers And Hackers

2 min read

Finding love before the smartphone era often entailed an endless procession of bad dates, missed connections, and a lot of serendipity.

National

National

How To Spot The Email Scam Targeting Optus Customers

1 min read

We're being warned to be on the lookout for a malicious email scam hitting inboxes around the country.

National

National

Lonely Aussies Are Losing Almost $25 Million To Romance Scams

2 min read

Australians are being warned to stay vigilant of online romance scams in the lead up to Valentine's Day, which experts say is prime time for scammers to target the vulnerable through social media and dating apps.

Tech

Tech

Do You Really Know How To Spot An Online Scam?

1 min read

Spotting a dodgy email can sometimes be like solving a puzzle. But a Google run company called Jigsaw wants to change that.

Celebrity

Celebrity

Scammers Have Been Impersonating Olivia Newton-John

1 min read

Scammers have been taking advantage of Olivia Newton-John's fans by pretending to be the iconic Aussie singer online.

World

World

'They're Easy Kids': Parents Refuse To Pay Babysitter After Working 8 Hours

2 min read

Screenshots are important.

World

World

GoFundMe Refunds More Than $400,000 After 'Fake Homeless Veteran Scam'

2 min read

GoFundMe says it has refunded more than $400,000 back to 14,000 donors who opened their wallets to help a homeless veteran in what prosecutors now say was a fake "good Samaritan" scam.

Movies

Movies

Melissa McCarthy Pulls Off Scam Of The Century In New Film

2 min read

Melissa McCarthy and Richard E. Grant chatted with Studio 10's Clint Drieberg about the criminal exploits of author Lee Israel.

National

National

The Little Clue On Shopping Sites That Can Help You Avoid Online Scams

1 min read

Last year, Australians lost more than $340 million to online scammers.

World

World

When Scammers Prey On The Kindness Of Strangers

3 min read

In times of need, many are willing to lend a helping hand, but there are also those who are willing to take advantage of this kindness.

World

World

Details Emerge That Homeless Veteran Good Deed An 'Elaborate Scam'

1 min read

The couple who raised over $US400,000 for a homeless veteran have been slapped with criminal charges after their fundraising efforts now appear to be a money-making scam.

Sorin Toma

Sorin Toma

The Grinch Is Trying To Hack Your Christmas. Here's How To Stop It.

3 min read

Hackers love Christmas. It’s the one time of the year guaranteed to draw inexperienced shoppers online, like flies into their dark web.

Celebrity

Celebrity

JK Rowling Claims Her Assistant Scammed Her To Buy Luxury Candles, Cats

1 min read

The 'Harry Potter' author is suing her former assistant after discovering her credit card had been used to make unauthorised purchases.

Music

Music

A 'Fake' Metal Band Just Pulled Off The Most Bizarre Scam

2 min read

Members of a 'fake' metal band from the US have scammed their way onto stages across Europe -- but not a single fan showed up.

World

World

As Far As Scams Go, This One Was Pretty Creative

4 min read

Twitter scammer manages to con cash out of Trump supporters.

National

National

Jarrod Lyle's Grieving Widow Warns Of Fake Charities Exploiting His Death

1 min read

"Leave me alone."

National

National

Aussies Tipped To Lose $100 Million to Scammers

3 min read

'Horrific' Australian losses to scammers.

World

World

'Evil Genius' Hollywood Scam Artist Has Investigators Baffled

2 min read

It's a tale worthy of the Hollywood movie treatment.