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Benalla Police warn scammers are using pandemic for gain

By Simon Ruppert

Benalla Police are warning the community to be vigilant after receiving reports of online scams relating to COVID-19.

A police spokesperson said the scams included emails and text messages offering information about the virus.

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“Clicking on these links can allow infiltration of your device, corrupt your data or allow access to your information,” the spokesperson said.

If you think you’ve been scammed you can report it at this link.

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To learn more about potential scams visit the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission Scamwatch page at this link.

Information from Eyewatch – Benalla Police service area Facebook page.

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