Watch Out For These Scams This Christmas Season

Dec 4, 2019


Authorities are urging Australians to be on guard against scams while shopping online during the Christmas period. has issued a warning for the two most common cons:

- Fake websites/stores: scammers will set up fake online stores, on websites or social media, which can look like genuine online retailers. Many of these offer luxury items at very low prices but you may receive a fake item or nothing at all.

- Fake sellers: scammers may pose as genuine sellers on classifieds websites. The scammer may claim they are travelling and an agent will deliver the goods once you have paid, but you won’t receive the goods and will be unable to contact the seller.