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Stephen Jones leads early Labor election promise to fight scams | Illawarra Mercury

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A dramatic increase in the number of scams during COVID-19 and their increasing impact on Illawarra residents and small businesses has Whitlam MP Stephen Jones calling for a new cop to fight scams and online fraud. Mr Jones said more people have been targeted by scammers since lockdowns forced many to work online from home. And it was time the Government did more more to prevent and police scamming. He said older residents in particular are being preyed on by scammers who are becoming more sophisticated. Read more: The Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District confirms no new COVID cases detected His office has been advised of many scams such as one involving second hand cars being taken for test drives and still not being paid for when they are sold at hugely discounted prices. “There are a whole bunch of scams going on in the second hand market,” Mr Jones said. “There are also puppy scams with people…

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