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30 July 2010

Scratchie card scams continue

SCAMwatch continues to receive reports about scams involving scratchie cards received in the mail.

23 April 2010

Powerball "bogus" scam

SCAMwatch alerts consumers to a company, Powerballwin.com.au Pty Ltd, that claimed it had a secret method to predict future Powerball draws.

22 January 2010

Happy win or just a scam?

SCAMwatch warns consumers to be wary of an advance fee fraud scam disguised as ‘winnings’ from Euphoria Travelling Group.

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.