24 May 2018 Business losses to scams up 23 per cent Scammers swindled nearly $4.7 million from Australian businesses in 2017 according to the ACCC’s latest Targeting scams report – a 23 per cent increase compared to 2016. 26 March 2018 Don't fall for a scammer's puppy dog eyes Scamwatch is warning people to watch out for scammers setting up fake ads pretending to sell adorable puppies, with more than $310,000 lost and 584 reports about this scam in the past 12 months. 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. 3 September 2010 Pedigree pups at prices too good to be true SCAMwatch is again warning consumers to be cautious of classified ads for pedigree pups at prices that are too good to be true. 20 August 2008 Fake rental properties and shared accommodation listings SCAMwatch is warning prospective tenants to be wary when responding to rental properties advertised on the net where the 'owner' makes various excuses as to why you can't inspect the property but insists on an upfront payment for rent or deposit. 4 September 2007 Cute puppies for sale? Don’t be fooled Classified ads offering non-existent pedigree puppies have resurfaced in local newspapers across the country, as well as online classifieds. 22 January 2007 Puppy love and the fake classified ad Classified ads offering Bulldog and Yorkie puppies are one of the latest scams making their way into local newspapers across the country and on-line classifieds. 15 December 2006 Bogus online sale of tech products Beware of newspaper advertisements for online sales of electronic goods at 'too good to be true' prices. 29 September 2006 A job transferring money? Beware of dirty tricks and dirty money Have you recently received a spam email offering you work as a 'transfer manager' or 'financial' manager for an overseas company? These 'job offers' are scams!