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3 March 2009

Losing money is a sure bet with sports arbitrage schemes

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

19 September 2008

Telemarketing calls promising 'free' holidays

SCAMwatch is warning consumers to be wary of telemarketing calls informing recipients that they have won a 'free' holiday.

7 August 2008

Inheritance scam in your letterbox

The Australian community is warned to be wary of inheritance scam letters from scammers.

2 November 2007

Betting software scams: don’t be taken for a ride

SCAMwatch is warning punters to be on the lookout for betting software scams during the Spring Racing Carnival.

28 November 2006

A personal request from “The Reserve Bank of Australia”? Not likely!

Scammers often use the names of non-existent realistic sounding institutions like “the Federal Bank of South Africa” or “the European Consumer Protection Bureau”.

29 September 2006

A gamble that won’t pay off

There is no guaranteed way to make money from betting on the horses— but there are some scammers around who want you to believe that there is.