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10 October 2017

Watch out for scammers when going online

This Stay Smart Online Week, the ACCC is warning the community to watch out for common online scams they might encounter.

11 September 2017

Don't gift a scammer iTunes cards

The ACCC is warning people to be on the lookout for scammers who are trying to con their victims into paying for scams with Apple iTunes gift cards.

22 August 2017

Watch out for NBN scams

The ACCC is warning the community that scammers are pretending to be from NBN to con victims out of their money and personal information.

1 August 2017

Information about scams is now available in 12 languages

The ACCC recently translated some useful information about scams in 12 languages other than English. This information is now available on the Scamwatch website.

17 July 2017

Beware high risk, no reward investment scams

The ACCC is warning the community to watch out for investment scammers who promise the world but leave their victims with broken dreams and empty bank accounts.

19 June 2017

Don't fall for a scammer's phishing bait

The ACCC is warning people to stay alert to ‘phishing’ scammers pretending to be from well-known businesses and government departments trying to con unsuspecting victims out of their personal information and money.

19 May 2017

Spot social media scams: National Consumer Fraud Week 2017

During this year’s National Consumer Fraud Week (15–19 May), Scamwatch is providing advice to Australians to help them ‘spot social media scams’.

19 May 2017

Businesses lost an average of $10,000 to scams in 2016

Nearly 6000 businesses reported being targeted by scams in 2016 according to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s

17 May 2017

Scams targeting Indigenous peoples nearly doubled in 2016

Scams targeting Indigenous peoples were at the highest level ever recorded according to the ACCC’s annual Targeting Scams report.

15 May 2017

Australians lost nearly $300 million to scams in 2016

The number of people reporting scam activity in Australia was at record levels in 2016 according to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s annual Targeting Scams report, with a 47 per cent increase in scam reports to the ACCC compared to 2015.