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Another facebook scam

30th October 2014

Facebook password scam email SCAMwatch is warning Facebook subscribers about a hoax email they may receive under the guise of a password reset email. Ignore this email and delete it immediately—it is being used to spread virulent malicious software onto the computers of Facebook subscribers. SCAMwatch has been advised that the scam email enters inboxes…

Don’t book a scammer’s holiday

30th October 2014

Don’t book a scammer’s holiday October 2014: SCAMwatch is warning would-be travelers to watch out for travel scams as scammers seek to take advantage of those looking for a hard-earned break. Now is the time of year when many Australians start to turn their minds to their next big holiday. Unfortunately, scammers are ready to…

What is a SCAM?

29th October 2014

WHAT IS A SCAM?A scam is a dishonest attempt to trap you into parting with your money. It can scam you through your phone, the internet, and door to door sales. If you have been scammed, or think you have been scammed, remember to report ASAP Different types of scams include:-Ring tone scams-Banking and online…

Introduction to the CAPI Legislation

21st October 2014

Introduction to the CAPI Legislation The performance of Commercial Agents & Private Inquiry Agents (CAPI) activities in New South Wales is governed by theCommercial Agents & Private Inquiry Agents Act 2004 and Regulation. These laws, effective from 1 May 2006, have been designed with the clear intention of providing the community of New South Wales with confidence in…

Car crash investigations

25th September 2014

A NEW process for reporting traffic crashes comes into effect next month where police will only be required to attend and investigate three types of crashes. Accident scenes that police will attend are when a person is killed or injured, when parties fail to exchange particulars and when a driver appears to be under the influence of…

Facebook privacy

22nd September 2014

Facebook’s ‘Privacy Checkup’ tool for posts, apps and profile Earlier this month, Facebook enabled a new ‘Privacy Checkup’ tool, giving you clearer information about the privacy settings it offers for your posts, apps and personal information. Privacy Checkup is intended to help simplify some of the most important privacy settingsaffecting information you publish and retain on Facebook. You…

Phone Scams

5th August 2014

An Illawarra private detective says up to 10 people a week are approaching him after becoming victims of phone scams. Overwatch Investigations Sean Quinn said there was no guarantee that victims would be able to recoup their lost money. “Sometimes it’s really easy, and in a couple of days we’ve got everything we need,” he said. “And other…

Missing Persons Week

4th August 2014

Families and Friends of Missing Persons Unit  FFMPU now has a Facebook page National Missing Persons Week event  Sunday 3 August 2014. This event is an opportunity to join with other families and meet service providers, including the FFMPU team and NSW Police. Contact FFMPU for more information or visit our Facebook page for updates. http://www.facebook.com/missing.persons.501 https://www.nswpi.com.au/services/locating-missing-persons