26 November 2018 Hackers targeting businesses' emails in sophisticated scam Scamwatch is calling on businesses to urgently review how they verify and pay accounts and invoices as reports of business email compromise (BEC) scams to Scamwatch have grown by a third this year. 24 May 2018 Business losses to scams up 23 per cent Scammers swindled nearly $4.7 million from Australian businesses in 2017 according to the ACCC’s latest Targeting scams report – a 23 per cent increase compared to 2016. 21 May 2018 Australians lost $340 million to scammers in 2017 Australians lost more money to scammers in 2017 than in any other year since the ACCC began reporting on scam activity. 24 April 2018 Beware of scammers impersonating energy and telecommunications companies The ACCC is warning consumers to beware of scammers impersonating energy and telecommunications providers and demanding payments. 13 February 2018 Don't friend a scammer this Valentine's Day The ACCC is warning people to be careful about who they ‘friend’ online this Valentine’s Day with stats showing people are most likely to be preyed upon by dating and romance scammers on social media sites. 9 February 2018 Making a Western Union refund claim If you lost money to a scammer through Western Union from 2004 to 2017, you may be eligible for a refund. Find out how you can make a claim. 23 January 2018 Victims scammed via Western Union may get refunds Scamwatch is urging all Australians who lost money to a scammer through Western Union from 2004 to 2017 to take action by the extended deadline of 31 May to try to get it back.