9 December 2014 ACCC updates on scam disruption project In August 2014, the ACCC commenced its Scam Disruption Project which aims to stop potential scam victims from sending more money to scammers. 28 November 2014 Don’t let the Grinch steal Christmas – watch out for scammers With Christmas just around the corner, SCAMwatch is reminding consumers to watch out for scammers taking advantage of the Christmas rush to leave you out of pocket and a present. 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. 11 September 2014 Indigenous consumers, watch out for scams – the top scams reported SCAMwatch is urging Indigenous consumers, especially those living in rural and remote communities, to be on the lookout for scammers trying to trick you into handing over your personal details or money. 18 August 2014 Consumers with a disability – be on guard against scammers trying to take advantage of you SCAMwatch is warning consumers with a disability to be on guard against scams – unfortunately, scammers target people whom they think may be vulnerable to try and take advantage of them. 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. 12 March 2014 Don’t let scammers kick goals in the lead up to the 2014 FIFA World Cup SCAMwatch and FIFA are warning soccer fans seeking to buy tickets to the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil to beware of websites selling fake tickets. 26 February 2014 Don’t be fooled by a fake franchise SCAMwatch is warning people thinking about buying a franchise or small business to beware of exciting new franchise opportunities that may actually be scams. 14 February 2014 Looking for love online? Don’t get scammed into a broken heart and empty wallet This Valentine’s Day, SCAMwatch is warning Australians looking for a romantic connection online to beware of scammers seeking to steal their hearts and money. 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.