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Tuesday 11th December 2018
Scamwatch is warning people to be careful about being caught out by holiday season scams.
Here are three common holiday season scams people should look out for:
Scamwatch has also seen a massive influx of reports and money lost to tax scams.
This is an unusual holiday season scam. A lot of people are getting calls from scammers pretending to be from the tax office or the police and threatening them with arrest over unpaid tax debts. If you every receive a call or email containing threats, hang up the phone or delete the email.
The key to avoiding a scammer's con this holiday is to use scepticism and do some research.
Ms Rickard added that the key to avoiding a scammer’s con these holidays is a healthy dose of scepticism and research.
“We love snagging a great deal online for a loved one’s Christmas present and the idea of a bargain holiday is perfect for many after a long year. But don’t fall for it,” Ms Rickard said.
“Be sceptical about an online store you haven’t used before. Do some research to see if they’re legitimate and don’t be fooled by big discounts. With travel deals, call the accommodation provider directly, for example the cruise line or hotel, to check if the deal is legitimate.”
“If you see a seemingly great deal on an accommodation rental website like Airbnb, make sure you only communicate and pay through the official site to avoid getting stung by a fake listing,” Ms Rickard said.
“We’re all expecting parcels this time of year but be careful about online links and never download attachments. If you’re wondering if a delivery notice is legitimate, check the tracking number at the Australia Post or other delivery company website, or call them directly using a number you find from an online search or the phone book.”
“While with friends and family over the holidays, consider taking the opportunity to spread the warnings about these scams particularly to those loved ones who may be vulnerable.” Ms Rickard said.
Thursday 15th November 2018
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Scamwatch Australia is making us aware of the increase of remote scammers
Wednesday 17th October 2018
Don't Gift a scammer iTunes Card
Monday 24th September 2018
Scammers are very cleaver and they only want your money. The ACCC is warning people to be on the lookout for scammers who are trying to con people into paying for scams with Apple iTune Gift Cards.
These scammers call you and pretend you have computer viruses or problems which they can fix. They ask you to go to a local store to purchase these gift cards, while they have you on the phone. They pretend this is the payment they need so they can fix your problems. Once the cards have been activated they ask for the serial number, which they use to sell.
What to do: Hang up on the scammer and delete any emails.
If you have been scammed, contact us and we will check your computer to ensure the scammers haven't left anything more malicious behind.
Another Computer Store receives “Business of the Year 2017 Award”
Tuesday 2nd May 2017
Back in 2006, a thriving, growing business in the back blocks of South Launceston took the bold next step to join an Australia-Wide buying group. Another Computer Store has never looked back from partnering with the Leading Edge Computer Group.
Always growing and changing within the volatile IT Industry, it became evident that ACS needed to expand into a larger workshop and space. Business man and entrepreneur Geoff Daw sought new, high profile premises and after years of searching – looked at the then AE Jack premises on the corner of Bathurst and Frederick Streets.
He took all his staff through the working steel foundry and enthusiastically shared his vision for a new Another Computer Store to be born.
In November 2015, the move was complete and the difference was instant. New, highly visible and with a determined, talented team, the computer sales and service giant has surpassed all expectations.
Commitment to clients and detail has paid off with the ultimate award being presented to the store at the Leading Edge Computer Conference held on the Gold Coast last weekend. Competing against 132 stores nation wide, the “Business of the Year 2017” award is highly esteemed and was received with honor and pride by Geoff Daw, Leesa Austin and Toby Martin
A Launceston Business with its heart set on providing amazing service has been recognised within its own industry by a Leading and respected organization.