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Scam alert

The Australian Federal Police is warning the public about a complex new international scam targeting the Chinese community in Australia.

The scam involves victims - largely international students - being told they are allegedly implicated in crimes in China. In each case, the scammers communicate with the victims in Mandarin and falsely claim to be Chinese government officials.

If you think you are being, or have been-scammed, help is on hand. Please contact your local police or consulate immediately.

For more information on scams, how to report them and tips on how to protect yourself go to the Australian Government's Scamwatch website.