Cloning website scams.

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One of the newest scams is the cloning of websites and data hacking to scam money from consumers and businesses.

The scam involves replicating entire websites and functioning online business that are then passed off as legitimate websites.

Cloning is on the rise in countries like Australia with 61 percent of data breaches last year in businesses with less that 1000 employees.

Australian Competition and Consumer Commission figures suggest that scammers are moving away from phishing scams which had a conversion (success) rate of approx 1 percent to more believable online shopping scams that have a conversion rate of more than 50 per cent.

Some department websites are having their websites cloned and they look real.