Features

12 December 2016

Don’t accept gifts from a scammer this Christmas

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is warning online shoppers to watch out for fake parcel delivery scams arriving in email inboxes this Christmas.
1 December 2016

Remote access scammers pretending to be ACORN

Scamwatch has received a report from the Australian Cybercrime Online Reporting Network (ACORN) that remote access scammers are calling pretending to be the ACORN.
16 August 2016

Protect your small business from invoice email scams

Scamwatch is warning Australian businesses to beware of an invoice email scam seeking payment re-direction.
14 July 2016

Beware of business scams impersonating the ACCC

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is warning businesses to watch out for scam emails that claim to be from the ACCC but in fact contain links that can infect your computer with malware.
27 May 2016

Consumers warned about property investment schemes

A national campaign has been launched by consumer regulators around Australia to warn potential property investors about property spruikers who claim to be ‘wealth creators’ but are really just in it for themselves.
11 May 2016

Wise up to scams: National Consumer Fraud Week 2016

Scamwatch is urging older Australians to 'Wise up to Scams' for National Consumer Fraud Week 2016.
12 October 2015

Hughesy and Kate of KIIS FM warn about dating and romance scams

Through romantic ‘Barb’, Hughesy and Kate from KIIS FM have infiltrated the world of dating and romance scammers.
21 August 2015

Queensland authorities seek to speak with victims of investment fraud scheme

Queensland Crime and Corruption Commission and Queensland Police Service are seeking to speak with victims of an investment fraud scheme.
11 August 2015

Beware of ransomware

Scamwatch is alerting consumers to a spike in the number of people falling victim to ransomware scams in 2015, compared to last year.
11 July 2015

New Scamwatch site to help protect you from scams

Welcome to the new and improved Scamwatch website. We're here with all the latest news and tips to help you identify and avoid scams.