News & alerts

SCAMwatch and the Department of Immigration and Citizenship are warning people who have migrated to Australia or are currently temporary visa holders to be cautious of immigration-related scams.

SCAMwatch is urging people to continue to be alert to a scareware scam where scammers posing as the Australian Federal Police (AFP) try to scare you into handing over money to regain control of your computer.

SCAMwatch is warning consumers to protect themselves from identity theft when using social networking sites especially during the holiday season.

The Australian community is warned to beware of death threat spam text messages from scammers pretending to be a hired hitman in order to extort thousands of dollars from their victims.

Scams target you—Protect your identity is the latest message from the Australasian Consumer Fraud Taskforce. Treat your personal details like you would treat money—don't leave them lying around for others to take!

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