News & alerts

Scamwatch is warning of phone calls from scammers claiming to collect debts.

SCAMwatch is encouraging Australians who are considering donating to bushfire appeals to make sure they double check whether the appeal or its organisers are legitimate so that their generosity reaches victims, not scammers.

SCAMwatch is warning small businesses to continue to be alert to the fake ‘Yellow Pages’ business directory scam. The scammers are now operating a site registered in Austria, ‘www.yellow-page-australia.at’, after their previous site, ‘www.yellow-page-australia.com’, was shut down.

SCAMwatch is warning small to medium businesses to be on the look out for unusual or complicated orders from overseas, particularly orders which are being paid for by credit card.

SCAMwatch is warning consumers wanting to contribute to the Victorian bushfire appeals to be on alert to ensure they are not taken in by scammers.

Subscribe