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  1. AmericanNeedsHelp

    QLD Inheritance questions... Is my mother being scammed?

    Hi all, I am an american who needs some help!! I need help figuring out if my mother is being scammed or if this has any legitimacy to it.... Back story: She has been involved with a man she met on a dating app, and has only talked to him over the phone. He claims he is originally from...
  2. A

    child support scam for non existent child

    my ex from usa is claiming child support for non existent child? child travelled on usa passport but has no birth certificate?i think she adopted a child ? i want to remove his name from my records plus she created a fake divorcee decree even with child custody. what should i do ? i have no id...
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    NSW Help with Debt Collection and Car Repair Recovery?

    Hello, I am the at-fault driver when my car put a small hole in another car's bumper bar. Contact details were exchanged. I do not have insurance beyond CTP. After approx 7 months without being contacted by the other driver's insurance company to discuss quotes, I missed 2 unidentified phone...
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    VIC Scammed in Melbourne Through Gumtree - Help?

    Hi everyone, As I said, I got scammed. I bought a laptop Gumtree and paid by cash. I came to the guy's house to pay and got a laptop with super glue on it (They're noticeable, but I thought they were specks of dust). I bought the laptop back after two hours and asked for a refund. The scammer...
  5. MrsC

    QLD Refund refused and I was misled

    I was phoned regarding a competition I had entered on FB, and though I didn’t win, I was offered a discounted place at a coaching event in May. I said that I wasn’t sure if I would be able to attend and would need to check with my husband, and that I would need to make sure I didn’t have any...
  6. M

    NSW I bought lottery tickets but never received them

    I bought several lottery tickets from a well-known charity that I supported quite a few times before, definitely not a scam, and they were going to email me the tickets. Didn't get them, so I rang them up, and they said they would send again. Still didn't get them, so I rang about 5 times over...
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    VIC Reporting Scam of Insurance Company?

    I've been scammed by a big car insurance company (not sure if I can publish the name) for several years. The windscreen replacement is an option while the excess policy is around $700. So the scam is if replacing the windscreen costs around $300, why I should pay the insurance? The contract...
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    VIC Is Finding Money and Keeping It Same as Theft?

    Hello all, Is finding money in the floor and keeping it synonymous with theft as defined in the Crimes Act 1914? Would greatly appreciate any help I can get. I typed out details of my case but cannot create the thread as it says my content looks like a scam.
  9. K

    NSW I have been Scammed - Civil or Criminal?

    This question is on behalf of my female friend. The question is whether this scenario is considered a civil wrong or a criminal offence.. Or not illegal? My friend was online recently, She was approached by someone, for this scenario his name is "Fred" and her name is "Lea" Fred offered her...
  10. J

    QLD Recovering a Bank Transfer from a Scam - Recourse?

    I sent a bank transfer for $2500.00 for a private purchase through Gumtree, and then suspecting it might be a scam, I called my bank (3hrs later). I was told the payment had already been processed (Commbank to NAB), therefore I applied for a search and recover. I also called the receivers bank...