Australia’s competition watchdog Tuesday morning issued a warning for parents and guardians to protect kids against being scammed in online games like Fortnite. The call was part of a broader missive warning that Aussies under the age of 25 are getting scammed more often.
Earlier today ScamWatch released a warning about a distressing scam that is targeting people via text. These messages claim that the sender is in an emergency situation and need to be contacted immediately.
Unsuspecting Aussies have lost almost $28,000 in the last year to scammers pretending to be from NBN, with over 300 reports made to Scamwatch. Here’s how they are catching people out, and what you need to do if you think you’ve been scammed.