26 March 2019 Payment demanded by gift card? It's a scam Gift cards are increasingly the payment method of choice for scammers. Scamwatch reports show more than $5 million was lost in 2018, a 38 per cent increase compared with 2017. 11 December 2018 Watch out for holiday season scams Scamwatch is warning people to be careful about being caught out by holiday season scams. 24 September 2018 Consumers urged to be wary of celebrity endorsement scams People are increasingly being caught out by celebrity endorsement scams, with reports to Scamwatch increasing 400 per cent and losses increasing a staggering 3,800 per cent so far in 2018. 20 March 2017 Don't get scammed by a fake online store The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is warning online shoppers to be wary of scammers masquerading as legitimate online retailers, often selling well-known brands at too-good-to-be-true prices. 5 December 2016 Don't book a holiday with a scammer The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is warning holiday makers to watch out for scams on popular accommodation booking sites such as Airbnb.