ACCC’s Scamwatch has released a warning over a scam targeting unsuspecting online shoppers. They’re urging Aussie consumers to be wary of scammers impersonating well-known brands. These brands are appearing in Google’s search results, sometimes lurking in the sponsored links at the top of the search results page if they’ve gone to the trouble to pay for an ad.
The scam site will offer products on their own fake websites, or clone a site of a popular store. They might also take advantage of selling through their social media profile, or through a legitimate platform like Amazon.