11 December 2018 Watch out for holiday season scams Scamwatch is warning people to be careful about being caught out by holiday season scams. 4 December 2018 Warning about tax scams Tax scams seem to be everywhere at the moment and Scamwatch is warning people not to engage with phone calls or emails they receive threatening arrest or jail over unpaid tax debts. 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. 18 June 2018 Threat and kidnap scams target Chinese community Scamwatch is warning the Chinese community in Australia to be wary about two frightening scams targeting them that involve threats of arrest, and extortion via fake kidnappings. See also in-language PDF:针对华人社区的威胁和绑架骗局 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. 6 April 2018 Scammers targeting Chinese community in Australia We're warning the Chinese community in Australia to be wary of scammers posing as Chinese authorities and/or employees of DHL and threatening them with deportation or arrest unless they pay large sums of money. 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.