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Banking & online account scams
Credit card scams
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Requests for your account information ('phishing' scams)
Chain letters and pyramid scams
Dating & romance scams
Health & medical scams
Fake online pharmacies
Weight loss scams
Identity theft scams
Cold calling (investment telemarketing)
Investment seminars & real estate scams
Share promotions & 'hot tips'
Sports investment scams
Job & employment scams
Business opportunity scams
Guaranteed employment / income scams
Work from home scams
Lottery and competition scams (fake prizes)
Lottery and sweepstake scams
Mobile phone scams
Missed calls & text messages from unknown numbers
Ring tone scams
SMS competition & trivia scams
Money transfer requests ('Nigerian' scams)
Cheque overpayment scams
'Nigerian 419' scams
Transferring money for someone else
Up-front payment scams
Auction & shopping scams
Domain name renewal scams
'Free' offers on the internet
Spam (junk mail) offers
Spyware & key-loggers
Door-to-door & home maintenance scams
Erase your hard drive before disposing of old computers
Grooming scam victims
Psychic & clairvoyant scams
Social networking scams
‘Whaling’ and ‘spear phishing’ scams
Small business scams
Directories & advertising (false billing)
Fax back scams
Office supply scams
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June 2015: SCAMwatch invites small businesses to view a video of a recent public event.
Fake Debt Collectors
May 2015: Scamwatch is warning of phone calls from scammers claiming to collect debts.
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2015 National Consumer Fraud Week – Get smarter with your data
This year’s annual National Consumer Fraud Week campaign, ‘Get smarter with your data’, runs from 18 May – 24 May 2015.
Small business scams and cybercrime forum
As part of National Consumer Fraud Week 2015, the ACCC and the IPA are hosting a free forum on small business scams and cybercrime.
Online dating industry report
February 2015: This Valentine’s Day, SCAMwatch is warning the online dating community to beware of any love interest who asks for money. SCAMwatch is also asking the online dating industry to play its part in disrupting romance scams.
ACCC email scam hoax
The ACCC is warning consumers to be on guard against scam emails impersonating the agency.
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