20 March 2020 Warning on COVID-19 scams Australians should be aware scammers are adapting existing technology to play on people’s fears around coronavirus and selling products claiming to prevent or cure the virus. 10 January 2014 Don’t let weight loss scams ruin your resolve this New Year SCAMwatch is warning consumers to beware of weight loss scams when looking to fulfil a new year’s resolution. 28 November 2006 A personal request from “The Reserve Bank of Australia”? Not likely! Scammers often use the names of non-existent realistic sounding institutions like “the Federal Bank of South Africa” or “the European Consumer Protection Bureau”.