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11 November 2009

Travelling to the USA?

SCAMwatch is warning all prospective travellers to the United State of America to be wary of unauthorised third party websites.

29 October 2009

Facebook password scam email

SCAMwatch is warning Facebook subscribers about a hoax email they may receive under the guise of a password reset email.

28 October 2009

Visa Europe survey bonus scam

VISA Europe survey bonus scam

15 September 2009

It’s not all Pink and rosy—celebrity scams on the rise!

SCAMwatch urges caution when entering competitions or responding to ‘free’ offers online and purchasing concert tickets from fake fan club websites rather than official ticket sellers.

8 September 2009

Business opportunity scams

SCAMwatch is warning consumers to be extremely cautious about getting involved in business opportunity schemes that promise a lot of income for little or no effort.

25 August 2009

UNICEF—fake job offer and investment grants scams

SCAMwatch is warning consumers about fake job offers and investment grants sent by scammers in an attempt to steal personal information and money.

12 August 2009

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.

11 August 2009

Australian Taxation Office—door-to-door scam warning

SCAMwatch is warning Australians to be aware of a door-to-door scam.

21 May 2009

Superannuation scams

SCAMwatch is reminding consumers to be careful in protecting their superannuation account statements in particular and all their personal information more generally.
20 February 2009

Australian Government stimulus package scams

SCAMwatch is warning Australians to be on the lookout out for scammers trying to rip off bonus payments and steal personal information.