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Phone scams on the increase warns Telstra

“There’s something wrong with your computer,” reports the caller who says they’re from Telstra, and then the fun begins, with the questions leading you to a website and a scam possibly ensnaring you in the process. Unfortunately, these calls are happening more frequently, and the only defence you have is knowing that it’s all a crock....

Tis the season for more scam calls (falalalala lala la la)

It's the last week of working from the office in 2012 for GadgetGuy staffers, and we're receiving calls from companies who apparently want to give us things. But we can hear the call centres in the background, the directness of the operator's script, and it makes us realise, yes, we're back in the season of scams....

Facebook falls victim to colourful scams

Do you use Google's Chrome browser, and are you an avid Facebook fan? It might be worthwhile checking if your internet security is up to date, with a new scam making the rounds that can apparently change the colour of your Facebook profile....