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Domain name experts @AusRegistry_au provide some handy tips for safe online shopping to avoid scams

Scammer Websites Take The Shine Off .COM.AU Domain Names by George Pongas, General Manager, AusRegistry Tweet Last week we were alerted to the existence of a number of websites maliciously posing as Australian online retailers in order to defraud unsuspecting shoppers out of thousands of dollars through the sale of non-existent mobile phones or other gadgets. The con artists behind this scam set up websites by registering .com.au domain names using the stolen credentials of legitimate businesses. Media reports from the Sydney Morning Herald and SBS suggest some customers lost thousands of dollars in purchases that never arrived. Following an investigation by the Western Australia Department of Commerce and .au Domain Administration, the websites were taken down. However, the damage had already been done and the trust built up in the .com.au domain name took a serious dent....

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