13 December 2012 Don’t be fooled by scams this festive season SCAMwatch is warning people to be on the lookout this festive season not just for flying reindeer and bargain gifts but also scam surprises wrapped up as the real deal. 3 October 2012 Computer cold call virus scam – scammers outsmarted! Joint action between three international regulators has thwarted a massive global phone scam, with US authorities winning court orders to close down and freeze funds of imposters posing as Microsoft employees offering to fix PC viruses. 30 June 2012 Beware of “voucher prize” scam text messages SCAMwatch is warning consumers not to respond to text messages which claim you have won a voucher 11 April 2012 Beware of directory listing scams targeting small businesses SCAMwatch is advising businesses to beware of unsolicited faxes offering paid listings in scam online directories. 22 March 2012 Beware of phone scams – 2011 Targeting Scams report SCAMwatch is continuing to warn Australians to beware of scams delivered by phone with the ACCC receiving over 43,000 reports of scams perpetrated this way in 2011.