The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has received 3,400 reports of coronavirus scams, with nearly $1.8 million lost since the outbreak of the pandemic.
Their Scamwatch website has a list of current COVID-19 scams targeting personal information, online shopping, and superannuation.
“Do not provide your personal, banking or superannuation details to strangers who have approached you,” an ACCC spokesperson told the ABC.
“Scammers may pretend to have a connection with you. So it’s important to stop and check, even when you are approached by what you think is a trusted organisation.”