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- Fake traffic infringement emails doing the rounds in NSW
- Fake passports are big business in underground markets: report
- Scammers use missing Malaysia Airlines plane news as online bait
New identities, fake passports and social security cards have emerged on the hacker market in 2014 as criminals look for more ways to commit fraud, according to a new report by Dell SecureWorks.
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has sent out 1500 letters to people in New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory in an attempt to stop them sending more money to scammers overseas.
Australian online dating website Ruby Radar has used a biometric identity service called My Verified ID to stop scammers from creating fake profiles on the site.
Authorities in New South Wales are warning people to delete fake traffic infringement notices sent to them via email.
Western Australia Consumer Protection is warning drivers in the state to delete a scam email which claims they can renew their driver's licence via PayPal.
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