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9 July 2010

Refund scams: ATO taxes and bank fees

If you receive a call or email claiming you’re entitled to reclaim overpaid tax or bank fees, ignore it – these scams are doing the rounds.

30 June 2010

End of Financial Year: directory and fax back scams targeting small businesses

With the end of the financial year upon us, small businesses across Australia are busy tidying up their financial affairs. However, this time is not only busy for business, but for scammers as well.

2 June 2010

Looking for 2010 FIFA World Cup tickets?

FIFA has warned fans that genuine 2010 World Cup tickets can only be purchased from legitimate sources.

11 May 2010

Beware of scammers – offering compensation for disrupted travel plans

The recent volcanic eruption in Iceland resulted in thousands of flights cancelled and travel plans disrupted.

23 April 2010

Powerball "bogus" scam

SCAMwatch alerts consumers to a company, Powerballwin.com.au Pty Ltd, that claimed it had a secret method to predict future Powerball draws.

17 February 2010

Climate change grants and other government grants

SCAMwatch has joined with the Australian Government Department of Climate Change and the Commonwealth Grants Commission to warn consumers about anyone who approaches them with the offer of ‘grants for climate change’ or other government grants.

6 January 2010

Switch over to digital television is ripe for scams

The Australian Government warns consumers to be very wary of door-to-door salespeople offering to sell you digital television products in your home.

5 January 2010

Selling goods through the internet or classifieds?

If you are selling something over the internet or through the classifieds, you may be targeted by scammers posing as legitimate buyers!

24 November 2009

Discount holiday accommodation vouchers

SCAMwatch is warning consumers to be careful when purchasing vouchers for discount holiday accommodation.

18 November 2009

Overcharged bank fees scam

SCAMwatch is warning consumers about hoax offers of assistance to reclaim overcharged bank fees.