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7 September 2010

Beware of scam scratchie cards in your letterbox

If you unexpectedly receive colourful travel brochures in the mail, be very suspicious if the package also contains scratchie card tickets.

30 July 2010

Scratchie card scams continue

SCAMwatch continues to receive reports about scams involving scratchie cards received in the mail.

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.

22 January 2010

Happy win or just a scam?

SCAMwatch warns consumers to be wary of an advance fee fraud scam disguised as ‘winnings’ from Euphoria Travelling Group.

19 January 2010

Haiti crisis scams

Australians eager to help the nation of Haiti recover from the earthquake that struck on 12 January 2010 are being warned to be alert and ensure that they are not taken in by scammers.

6 January 2010

The National Breast Cancer Foundation pink logo

Australia’s National Breast Cancer Foundation has raised concerns over unauthorised use of the trusted pink ribbon logo in relation to marketing of health-related products online.

2 November 2009

Steer clear of sports investment schemes

SCAMwatch is warning you to be very careful if you think you can improve your odds with the aid of sports ‘investment’ opportunities.

25 June 2009

Sports investment schemes—it’s just gambling

SCAMwatch is warning consumers that sports ‘investment’ schemes are just another form of gambling and are often outright scams.

3 March 2009

Losing money is a sure bet with sports arbitrage schemes

SCAMwatch is warning consumers to stay away from sports arbitrage 'opportunities'.

11 February 2009

Victorian bushfire appeal scams

SCAMwatch is warning consumers wanting to contribute to the Victorian bushfire appeals to be on alert to ensure they are not taken in by scammers.