Beware of Bushfire Scams

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We at Randwick City Council are thinking of those effected by the 2019-2020 bushfires that have decimated much of our country. But we are also aware of those that are trying to profit off other people’s generosity.

Scamwatch, a department of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, is warning of a surge in fake charities and organisations. They’re urging the public not to donate to fundraising pages on platforms that haven’t been verified or that do not guarantee a refund if the page is fraudulent.

You should also check the terms and conditions of these funding platforms – if something is amiss, consider donating to an established charity instead.

If you think that you have been scammed, are suspicious or want to learn more, visit If you’d like to learn how to spot a scam come to our free upcoming event 'Can You Spot a Scam?' by clicking here.

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