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. 10 October 2017 Watch out for scammers when going online This Stay Smart Online Week, the ACCC is warning the community to watch out for common online scams they might encounter. 22 August 2017 Watch out for NBN scams The ACCC is warning the community that scammers are pretending to be from NBN to con victims out of their money and personal information. 27 May 2016 Consumers warned about property investment schemes A national campaign has been launched by consumer regulators around Australia to warn potential property investors about property spruikers who claim to be ‘wealth creators’ but are really just in it for themselves. 21 August 2015 Queensland authorities seek to speak with victims of investment fraud scheme Queensland Crime and Corruption Commission and Queensland Police Service are seeking to speak with victims of an investment fraud scheme. 18 May 2015 National Consumer Fraud Week 2015 Nearly $82 million was lost to scams in 2014, and many included some form of identity fraud. The theme of National Consumer Fraud Week 2015 is ‘get smarter with your data’.