News & alerts

SCAMwatch is warning people thinking about buying a franchise or small business to beware of exciting new franchise opportunities that may actually be scams.

The ACCC has quickly acted to stop the individuals behind TVI Express from enticing consumers to join its so called money-making venture.

… projects. Recipients who express an interest in the environment or indicate that they are interested in … hang up! WesternField Holdings has recently been added to the Australian Securities and Investments Commission’s list … Don’t agree to offers or deals straight away. Tell the person that you are not interested or that you want to …

Australians eager to help the nation of Haiti recover from the earthquake that struck on 12 January 2010 are being warned to be alert and ensure that they are not taken in by scammers.

Australia’s National Breast Cancer Foundation has raised concerns over unauthorised use of the trusted pink ribbon logo in relation to marketing of health-related products online.

… level of income. There are no shortcuts to wealth – the only people who make money are the scammers! SCAMwatch has received reports of business …
… scam emails and text messages purportedly from UNICEF. The emails offer fake employment opportunities while text messages claim that the receiver has been awarded £1 million as part of an …
… Beat the recession chain letter scam … SCAMwatch is warning Australians to be on the lookout for a new chain letter scam seeking to take advantage of the current economic climate. Reports to SCAMwatch indicate …

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