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. 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. 19 May 2017 Businesses lost an average of $10,000 to scams in 2016 Nearly 6000 businesses reported being targeted by scams in 2016 according to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s 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’. 13 March 2015 Beware of NBN scams SCAMwatch is warning consumers and businesses to be aware of NBN-related scams seeking to get your personal details or asking you to buy equipment you don’t need. 13 August 2013 This end of financial year, look out for tax refund phishing scams SCAMwatch and the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) are urging consumers and small businesses to be aware of tax refund email scams, with scammers taking advantage of the busy nature of tax time to target you. 28 September 2012 With one month left to lodge your tax return, beware of tax time scams SCAMwatch and the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) are urging consumers and small businesses to be aware of scam calls or emails around tax time. 28 August 2012 Update - Beware of carbon price scams SCAMwatch is warning consumers and businesses to be on the look out for carbon price scams, particularly calls asking for personal information in order to receive compensation.