11 December 2018 Watch out for holiday season scams Scamwatch is warning people to be careful about being caught out by holiday season scams. 26 November 2018 Hackers targeting businesses' emails in sophisticated scam Scamwatch is calling on businesses to urgently review how they verify and pay accounts and invoices as reports of business email compromise (BEC) scams to Scamwatch have grown by a third this year. 23 October 2018 Warning about fake charity scams Scammers are increasingly using fake charities or impersonating real charities to take advantage of people’s generosity and compassion, with losses reported to the ACCC’s Scamwatch increasing steadily over the past four years. 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. 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. 21 May 2018 Australians lost $340 million to scammers in 2017 Australians lost more money to scammers in 2017 than in any other year since the ACCC began reporting on scam activity. 24 April 2018 Beware of scammers impersonating energy and telecommunications companies The ACCC is warning consumers to beware of scammers impersonating energy and telecommunications providers and demanding payments.