The Twelve Scams of Christmas

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The Twelve Scams of Christmas

While it's not the easiest to sing along to, keeping this handy could save you some pain...

On the first day of Christmas, I won a Christmas hamper in a lottery I had never entered.

On the second day of Christmas, my presents bought online disappeared without any trace.

On the third day of Christmas, a Russian lady emailed to say she wanted to be sure I wasn’t lonely for Christmas.

On the fourth day of Christmas, I booked my holiday flights through a cheap travel website.

On the fifth day of Christmas, my credit card number was captured by a fake shopping website.

On the sixth day of Christmas, my Nigerian friend sent to me an email looking for my bank details.

On the seventh day of Christmas, a Facebook friend suggested a donation to a unusual Christmas charity appeal.

On the eighth day of Christmas, a long-lost relative contacted me about a huge inheritance.

On the ninth day of Christmas, I was welcomed into a travel club with some fake discount hotel vouchers.

On the tenth day of Christmas, my bank emailed me to change my pin before the Christmas break.

On the eleventh day of Christmas, the phone technician called and offered $400 to fix my infected computer.

On the twelfth day of Christmas, an email took over my computer with a flashing Santa and a partridge in a pear tree.

 

To find out how to avoid scams or to report a scam, go to www.scamwatch.gov.au.

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