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30 June 2010

End of Financial Year: directory and fax back scams targeting small businesses

With the end of the financial year upon us, small businesses across Australia are busy tidying up their financial affairs. However, this time is not only busy for business, but for scammers as well.

21 May 2010

Scammers pretending to represent Medicare and Centrelink

Recently, Medicare and Centrelink have received reports of scammers posing as employees asking recipients for their personal information.

17 February 2010

Climate change grants and other government grants

SCAMwatch has joined with the Australian Government Department of Climate Change and the Commonwealth Grants Commission to warn consumers about anyone who approaches them with the offer of ‘grants for climate change’ or other government grants.

3 February 2010

Australian Taxation Office tax refund online!

SCAMwatch is warning Australians to be on the lookout for an email purporting to be from the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) trying to trick consumers into providing their private details.

11 November 2009

Bogus anti-virus alerts

Scamwatch is warning consumers to be wary of bogus security software or 'scareware'.

11 November 2009

Travelling to the USA?

SCAMwatch is warning all prospective travellers to the United State of America to be wary of unauthorised third party websites.

29 October 2009

Facebook password scam email

SCAMwatch is warning Facebook subscribers about a hoax email they may receive under the guise of a password reset email.

28 October 2009

Visa Europe survey bonus scam

VISA Europe survey bonus scam

27 October 2009

Trevor Smallwood hoax email

SCAMwatch is warning consumers about an email allegedly from the Australian Federal Police.

15 October 2009

SCAMwatch warns about scam business directory offers

SCAMwatch warns businesses to watch out for unsolicited emails or letters that claim to offer 'free' business directory listings.