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27 November 2009

Casino telemarketing scams

SCAMwatch warns casino telemarketing scams are still active

24 November 2009

Discount holiday accommodation vouchers

SCAMwatch is warning consumers to be careful when purchasing vouchers for discount holiday accommodation.

2 November 2009

Steer clear of sports investment schemes

SCAMwatch is warning you to be very careful if you think you can improve your odds with the aid of sports ‘investment’ opportunities.

3 September 2009

Canadian scammer fined millions—scammers beware!

SCAMwatch is pleased to report a major win in the fight against scammers obtained in Canada this week.

20 August 2009

Grand Sands Casino fake prize SMS scam!

SCAMwatch is warning Australians to be on the lookout for a new telemarketing scam where scammers send text messages to advise consumers they have won ‘third prize’ in a bogus prize draw.

25 June 2009

Sports investment schemes—it’s just gambling

SCAMwatch is warning consumers that sports ‘investment’ schemes are just another form of gambling and are often outright scams.

18 May 2009

SMS windfall for scammers

SCAMwatch is warning consumers to watch out for an unsolicited text message announcing an unexpected win.

13 May 2009

Fake Myer gift card

SCAMwatch is warning consumers to be wary of spam emails promising a $500 Myer gift card, which may actually be a ruse to steal your money and personal details.

3 March 2009

Losing money is a sure bet with sports arbitrage schemes

SCAMwatch is warning consumers to stay away from sports arbitrage 'opportunities'.

11 February 2009

Victorian bushfire appeal scams

SCAMwatch is warning consumers wanting to contribute to the Victorian bushfire appeals to be on alert to ensure they are not taken in by scammers.