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ACCC warns people about donating to fake charity scams

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The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has warned people of scammers using fake charities or impersonating real charities. Charity Fraud Awareness Week and Scamwatch have offered quick and easy precautions to take to ensure people are giving their money towards legitimate organisations.

According to ACCC’s Scamwatch, the losses reported has been increasing steadily over the past four years. It has received 689 reports of fake charity scams with more than $320,000 in reported loss for this year alone. In 2017, the reported losses were $313,563.

“Australians are very generous, donating billions each year to........

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