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Beware of Bushfire Scams

Published Date
13/01/2020
News Topic
Upgrades & Improvements

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 https://www.scamwatch.gov.au/news/bushfires-and-scams. 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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