How do I know if I have been scammed. Victoria. None. I think it’s my supper they are after

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Customer: I think it’s my supper they are after
Answered by John Melis in 5 mins 1 year ago
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Hello, I’m John Melis, a solicitor in Australia, and I’ll be helping you with your question today.
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You can contact ACORN to notify other people.

Also, if you have not done so already, you should contact your bank and change all; passwords, and credit cards for extra security.

I suggest you format your computer as well, and if you are not sure you can request computer services and they will explain how to do so.

The reason why you should reformat your computer is just in case there is a hidden virus in your computer that is tracking your key clicks and other data and sending it to parties who may commit crimes against you at a later date.

Many online crimes occur over time by a party, watching your actions through the computer. That is how they steal information for bank accounts, etc..

So, in summary:

[1] Change bank account password *****

[2] cancel credit cards and get new ones.

[3] Reformat computer.

[4] Contact ACORN

https://www.acorn.gov.au

Would you like to consider this option?

You have a legal right to protect your interests in this critical situation.

Does this help with your question today?

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John Melis, Expert

I hope this message finds you well.

I'm just following up to see how you're going with your situation.

If you have not been able to resolve the scam issue yet, keep in mind to change all your passwords and your bank account login details as well.

Please let me know how you go with your situation.

It was my pleasure to help you today, and I thank you for chatting with me. Let me know if you have any other questions.

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