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Scam alert – Unexpected prize or voucher


Received an email out of the blue advising that you have won a prize or voucher? It’s probably a scam.

The ACMA is aware of an increase in scam emails that appear to be from well-known brands claiming that you may have won a prize, such as a toolset or air fryer or a gift voucher.

These scam emails often advise that the prize or voucher is only available for a limited amount of time, and require you to click or tap on a link to provide your personal details to claim it.

Never click a link that is offering a free prize or voucher. These may be scam emails impersonating well-known brands and companies designed to capture your personal information, especially your financial details.

If you are unsure if the email is a scam, contact the business directly through their publicly available phone number, email or website for more information.

Remember, if it sounds too good to be true, it’s probably a scam!

Scammers target everyone. We encourage Australians to discuss how to identify scams with friends and family. Learn more about how to protect yourself and those close to you on the ACMA website and, if you think it’s a scam, make a report to Scamwatch.

If you’re concerned that your identity has been compromised or you’ve been a victim of a scam, contact your bank immediately and call IDCARE on 1800 595 160.

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