THE Australian Border Force says it has seen an increase in scammers targeting industry members.

According to the ABF, such scammer use sophisticated methods to defraud customs brokers, freight forwarders, warehouses and depots, as well as shipping and transport companies. 

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“Scammers typically use false identities to make you feel safe,” the ABF said in a statement.

“They may use a fictional name, or assume the identities of real, trusted people and businesses. Some will approach you in person, while others will go to great lengths to only be contactable by phone or email.” The ABF can be contacted for more information.

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