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. 10 January 2014 Don’t let weight loss scams ruin your resolve this New Year SCAMwatch is warning consumers to beware of weight loss scams when looking to fulfil a new year’s resolution. 21 September 2010 Mystery shopper jobs SCAMwatch and South Australian Police are warning Australian job hunters to be wary of a mystery shopper job scam. 10 February 2010 Put the freeze on Winter Olympics holiday job scams SCAMwatch warns consumers to be wary of advance fee fraud disguised as bogus job offers. 8 September 2009 Business opportunity scams SCAMwatch is warning consumers to be extremely cautious about getting involved in business opportunity schemes that promise a lot of income for little or no effort. 31 October 2007 Money transfer scammers misuse RAC name Scam emails pretending to be from RAC Finance Limited, part of the Western Australian Royal Automobile Club (RAC) are targeting Australians with fake job offers. 5 February 2007 Fake 'Australian Chamber of Commerce' job offer Spam emails offering an enticing part time, work-from-home income of $5000 per month have begun to appear in Australian email inboxes.