Australasia Global 

Puppy scammers rob people looking for company in COVID-19 lockdown

Puppy scammers have been making a killing during the COVID-19 lockdown, with the consumer watchdog reporting a five-fold increase in complaints in April alone. More than 300 Australians have collectively lost almost $300,000 to puppy scammers already this year, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) says. That compares to a $360,000 loss recorded for the entire year of 2019. ACCC deputy chair Delia Rickard said people were throwing caution to the wind while in social isolation, in the rush to buy a new furry companion to help get them…

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Europe Global 

Church continuing to sell fake Covid-19 cure

A church in London has continued selling a fake Covid-19 cure, despite being under investigation by the charity watchdog. The Charity Commission launched a probe into the Kingdom Church, in south London, earlier this month for selling coronavirus “protection kits”. But instead of stopping the sale, the church renamed the kits and is now selling “divine cleansing oil”. The church said it was “convinced” the oil cured Covid-19. Bishop Climate Wiseman, of the Kingdom Church which is based in Camberwell, claimed his kits – a bottle of oil and some…

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