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Aussies have lost $45 million to scams this year

45,743 complaints regarding scams have been received this year and an overall loss of $45,902,666 has been registered.

High number of Indigenous Australians lose to scammers

Approximately one third of Indigenous Australians that were targeted by scammers went on to lose money, a figure that more than doubles the amount of non-Indigenous consumers.

Scammers using deportation threats

Scammers are calling visa holders and Australian citizens with threats of deportation, claiming that they have not filled out their forms correctly and must pay around $1,000 to have the forms resubmitted.

ACCC warns of carbon tax scam

Don’t be fooled if a government agency or energy company calls up and offers a refund because of the carbon tax repeal. It’s very likely to be a scam.

Warning: Don’t be duped by Carbon Tax scams

The Federal Government is urging businesses to be wary of a rising number of carbon price scams, as the 1 July launch date for the emissions tax draws closer.

SMBs lose millions in media scams

Local small and medium businesses are bearing the brunt of the close to $29 million lost annually in media scams, with more than 150 fake publications tricking businesses into parting with their cash in the last 12 months alone.

ACCC warns SMBs of EOFY scams

Unsuspecting small businesses are often in the sights of scammers around the end of the financial year, with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) suggesting SMBs remain vigilant at this time of year.

BP to shut down its only oil refinery in Australia

The Kwinana Refinery in Western Australia will be permanently closed and converted to an import terminal, as dwindling demand puts pressure on...

Australian Made logo appeals to international consumers, research shows

Research shows that products that use the Australian Made logo have an advantage in the international market, with 97 per cent of...

Australia’s recession may be over but things are certainly not back to normal

Australia is technically out of a recession however this does not mean Australia’s recovery will be smooth-sailing. At a...

World’s 2nd and 3rd largest economies commit to carbon neutrality, pouring investment into renewable energy

The world’s second and third largest economies, China and Japan, have both pledged to eliminate carbon dioxide emissions, heralding an economic era...

What the US election could mean for Australian businesses

With under a week until the 2020 US Presidential elections on Tuesday, 3 November, economists and investors are looking to predict the...

$3.17 billion in revenue lost annually due to poor online customer service

Businesses must invest in their online customer service as COVID-19 has driven up consumer demand for more virtual support.

Let’s Talk: Diversity

Diversity in the workplace is not only a pressing social concern, but is intrinsically tied to your business model. Having policies that...

Australians have little trust in Artificial intelligence, new study shows

A new study has shown that Australians are generally unwilling to sign off on wide-spread use of Artificial intelligence (AI), with less...