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25 November 2011

Scam birth, death and marriage certificate websites

SCAMwatch is warning Australians to be wary of websites that appear official but fail to deliver on promises to provide birth, death, marriage or divorce certificates in return for a fee.

22 November 2011

Classifieds scammers advertise smartphones & tablets online

Beware of scam online classifieds ads for smartphones, tablet devices and other small electronic items which are never delivered following payment.

2 November 2011

Avoid 2012 London Olympics accommodation scams

SCAMwatch is joining the UK Metropolitan Police Service in warning of online accommodation booking scams in the lead up to the London 2012 Olympics and Paralympics.

29 April 2011

Make mum’s day, not a scammer’s!

If you’re shopping online for a Mother’s Day gift be alert! Scammers use online classifieds and auction sites to post scam ads, taking your money but leaving you without that perfect gift for mum!

18 March 2011

Avoid charity scams – Japan earthquake disaster

SCAMwatch is warning consumers to thoroughly check the legitimacy of charities when donating to Japan disaster relief.

9 February 2011

Don’t let scalpers spoil your sporting events and festivals

SCAMwatch is warning consumers to be vigilant when buying 2011 Rugby World Cup tickets and festival tickets online.

10 January 2011

Donate wisely - Central Queensland flood crisis

SCAMwatch is warning consumers to thoroughly check the legitimacy of charities when donating to help flood victims in central and south east Queensland.