With Christmas just around the corner, Hume is reminding customers to watch out for scammers taking advantage of the Christmas rush.
This year Hume is aware that scammers are setting up fake websites that look just like genuine online stores. They copy websites of legitimate companies and designer labels and may even pretend to be Australian-based by using a ‘.com.au’ domain.
Scammers often ask you to pay by wire transfer, pre-loaded debit cards or even bitcoins. These payment methods are not secure and are rarely used by legitimate retailers. If you send your money this way, it is just like sending cash - you are unlikely to receive the goods or get your money back.
For more information about the simple steps to take, visit http://www.scamwatch.gov.au - don’t let fake sellers ruin Christmas.