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. 11 December 2017 Beware opening a scammer's con this Christmas The ACCC is warning the community to be wary of scammers trying to ruin their Christmas holidays. 17 October 2014 Don’t book a scammer’s holiday SCAMwatch is warning would-be travelers to watch out for travel scams as scammers seek to take advantage of those looking for a hard-earned break. 17 April 2014 Automated scam calls claiming to be from Qantas with bogus holiday win SCAMwatch and Qantas are warning people about automated calls from scammers posing as Qantas staff claiming that they’ve won a credit towards their next holiday. 9 May 2013 Watch out when booking your winter getaway SCAMwatch is warning consumers to be wary when making plans for a holiday escape this winter. 6 December 2012 Watch out for fake flight itineraries landing in your inbox SCAMwatch is warning travellers to watch out for scam emails with fake flight itineraries attached – these attachments may harbour malicious software. 3 December 2010 End of year travel? Don’t let scammers take you for a ride SCAMwatch is warning travellers to be cautious if they are approached on holidays by strangers offering travel club memberships which seem too good to be true. 24 November 2009 Discount holiday accommodation vouchers SCAMwatch is warning consumers to be careful when purchasing vouchers for discount holiday accommodation. 19 September 2008 Telemarketing calls promising 'free' holidays SCAMwatch is warning consumers to be wary of telemarketing calls informing recipients that they have won a 'free' holiday.