23 July 2019 How criminals steal your identity information to steal your money Scams reported to the ACCC involving identity theft or the loss of personal/banking information have cost Australians at least $16 million this year, and this figure is likely to be just the tip of the iceberg. 17 June 2019 Monthly average losses to NBN scams almost triple in 2019 Australians are losing more money to NBN scams, with reported losses in 2019 already higher than the total of last year’s losses. 27 August 2018 Beware scammers wanting access to your computer and bank account Scammers are increasingly catching out people by impersonating well-known businesses or the police so they can get access to computers and steal money or banking information. 21 May 2018 Australians lost $340 million to scammers in 2017 Australians lost more money to scammers in 2017 than in any other year since the ACCC began reporting on scam activity. 23 January 2018 Victims scammed via Western Union may get refunds Scamwatch is urging all Australians who lost money to a scammer through Western Union from 2004 to 2017 to take action by the extended deadline of 31 May to try to get it back. 28 November 2016 Spike in Centrelink scams The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is warning the community to be aware of phone calls from scammers pretending to be from the Department of Human Services or Centrelink.