I get around 10 to 15 "investment opportunity" emails every week from unsolicited spammers/scammers not just the generic Nigerian prince, or friends emails been hacked and asking for "send money now to rescue me from Shanghai airpor" - but ones for pension schemes, property investment and other such things. I think I'm targeted for investment spam as I've stupidly posted my email in investment forums on other websites before, I will admit I didn't know what I was doing at the time, now I don't add my personal email to any public website.

For more information on how to protect yourself from scams online head to the page from Brisbane Times:

Top tips for protecting yourself from scams - online

Top tips for protecting yourself from scams

The information about
MoneySmart: MoneySmart website
Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) SCAMwatch site. - Is there someone you can report scams to?If you are contacted by a scammer, you can report this immediately via www.scamwatch.gov.au or phone 1300 795 995.

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