With the festive season nearly upon us, ’tis the season for online scams.
The Financial and Cyber Crime Group are reminding Queenslanders to be aware of Grinch-like scammers and be sure to stay alert to scams, such as holiday scams.
While holidays might be closer to home this year, be mindful that scammers may still target popular accommodation booking sites.
Watch out for too-good-to-be-true prices and don’t accept requests to communicate away from a trusted booking site or pay via unsecure means.
Detective Inspector Vince Byrnes from the Financial and Cyber Crime Group suggests checking travel offers are legitimate before you sign up.
“Never provide your credit card details and other personal information to someone you don’t know or trust,” Detective Inspector Byrnes said.
For information on fake websites, phishing scams, parcel delivery scams, fake seller/buyer scams, puppy scams and free gift cards, click on the links below:
To learn more about scams, visit www.scamwatch.gov.au or the Queensland Police Service’s R U in Control campaign at www.police.qld.gov.au/safety-and-preventing-crime/r-u-in-control.