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Scams Easy English Factsheet (1)

Scams Easy English Factsheet (1)

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Published by: Jane Curry on Nov 05, 2011
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Consumer Affairs Victoria
Information about shopping and services
Scams
Easy English fact sheet
For more information about this fact sheet, see page 12
 You might need help to read this information.
A friend, family member or support person can help you.1
 
What is a scam?
A scam is a trick to get money from you.When an offer seems too good to be true, then it couldbe a scam.In this book we will talk about the people or groups of people that will try and scam you.Scams can look like they are from a real company.
Be careful when the offer says:
You will get lots of money if you do what they ask
You will get a free present or prize from acompetition that you did not enter.2
 
What can you do?
Do not
say yes or pay money to people you do notknow
Do not
let people rush you. Stop and think. Takeyour time
Make sure
information or bills are real.
How to find out more information
Talk to your friends and family
Look at the company’s website on the internet
Look at these websites
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www.consumer.vic.gov.auor phone 1300 55 81 81
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www.fido.asic.gov.auor phone 1300 300 630.3

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