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30 May 2009

Swine flu scams

SCAMwatch is warning consumers to be on the look out for scammers seeking to profit from the recent swine flu health threat.

3 April 2009

Bogus McDonald's email 'phishing' for your bank details

SCAMwatch is warning consumers to continue to be wary of unsolicited emails that appear to come from well-known businesses or agencies. Scammers trick unsuspecting victims into providing personal details so that they can steal your money or your identity!

20 February 2009

Australian Government stimulus package scams

SCAMwatch is warning Australians to be on the lookout out for scammers trying to rip off bonus payments and steal personal information.
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.

8 January 2009

Global financial crisis—another excuse for a scam

Scammers are using the global financial crisis as another excuse to trick consumers into giving away their money and their personal details

12 August 2008

Airline ticketing scam emails which may cause computer viruses

SCAMwatch is warning consumers to beware of an airline ticketing scam that can download malicious software onto your computer.

27 August 2007

Warning: virus-laden email from the 'Australian Office of Fair Trading'

Consumers have reported receiving emails from the 'Australian Office of Fair Trading'. There is no such organisation, and the email's attachment contains a virus.
24 July 2007

Fake 'Customs' email targets online shoppers

Australians who use the internet to buy goods from overseas should be wary of fake emails asking them to pay 'Customs' a range of fees, duty or taxes before their goods are released to them.