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The dodgy investments that are too good to be true

The regulator ASIC is warning retail (smaller) investors to be cautious when investing in fixed-term products that directly compare themselves to bank term deposits. It is seeing a surge in marketing and advertisements for fixed-term investment products ... More
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Coronavirus crisis: we answer your money questions

Another week, another raft of government announcements. Here are some of the questions you've been asking this week. You can catch up on last week's Q&A here . 1. Who is eligible for the JobKeeper payments? If you have been stood down or retrenched ... More
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is it safe to give someone my bank account number
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Is it safe to give someone my bank account number?

Financial transactions have come a long way since the days of chequebook and pen. Payments are now made instantly through apps or over the phone. However, convenience comes at a cost. The uninitiated can easily fall victim to scams or, at the other ... More
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Five ways to protect yourself from identity theft

Identity theft is becoming all too familiar in Australia. Stories of maxed-out credit cards, account takeovers and stolen licence details are increasingly common, yet rarely do we think "this could happen to me". Until it does. Recent Scamwatch figures ... More
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What to do if you have been scammed like 378,000 Aussies

Scams cost 378,000 Australians an average of $6000 last year, not to mention the emotional distress of being ripped off. The scamming industry is big business in Australia and, not surprisingly, it has attracted organised crime, which is throwing plenty ... More
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