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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.
2 June 2016

Watch out for scam surveys and fake gift card offers

The ACCC is warning the public to be alert to scams offering fake gift cards or vouchers in return for disclosing credit card and other personal information.

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.
18 May 2016

Losses to scams increase by 65 per cent for Indigenous consumers in 2015

Indigenous consumers lost more than $1.2 million to scammers last year according to the ACCC’s 2015 Targeting Scams Report.

16 May 2016

Australians lose over $229 million to scams in 2015

The ACCC's Targeting Scams Report reveals that $85 million was reported lost to the ACCC’s Scamwatch last year, with 105,200 scam complaints.
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 February 2016

$22.7 million lost to dating scams in 2015

This Valentine’s Day, the ACCC is warning the online dating community to watch out for any love interest that asks for money.
17 December 2015

Beware of scammers delivering malware this Christmas

Watch out for fake parcel delivery scams arriving in your inbox this Christmas, after $80,000 was reported lost to the ACCC this year, with 1,360 complaints.

15 December 2015

Don’t let fake sellers ruin Christmas

Scamwatch is warning Christmas shoppers to be cautious when looking online for gifts.

11 November 2015

Beware of scammers imitating Centrelink officers

The ACCC is warning consumers to beware of scammers imitating Centrelink officers to trick you into handing over your money or personal details.