If you are the recipient of a dating or romance scams, you should report it to the ACORN.
Threat and extortion scams include ‘ransomware’, ‘malware’ and ‘hit man’ scams.
He receives an email from an unknown person claiming to have locked down the database.
The email asks for $10,000 to be transferred to an offshore account for access to be restored.
The Government’s SCAMwatch website provides further information on the different categories of online fraud and how to protect yourself from them.
Unexpected prize scams include lottery scams, scratchie scams and travel scams.
Steve is an accountant for a medical business on the Gold Coast.