Phishing scams net $260,000 from Australian consumers so far this year

By Lucy Cormack
Updated June 28 2018 - 1:28pm, first published June 21 2017 - 12:00am
Phishing scammers use techniques via phone or email to trick victims into handing over valuable personal information such as bank account details, passwords and credit card numbers. Photo: Jim Rice
Phishing scammers use techniques via phone or email to trick victims into handing over valuable personal information such as bank account details, passwords and credit card numbers. Photo: Jim Rice

AS A keen participant in online surveys and competitions, Mia Tang was not that surprised to receive a call telling her she had won a Coles Myer survey competition.

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