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16 July 2010

Spam SMS: Report it!

Are you an avid mobile phone texter, using SMS to keep in contact with friends and family? Watch out - scammers love texting too.

2 July 2010

Telemarketing scam: your computer has a virus!

Don’t let a scammer scare you into believing your computer is infected with a virus.

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.

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.

10 February 2010

Put the freeze on Winter Olympics holiday job scams

SCAMwatch warns consumers to be wary of advance fee fraud disguised as bogus job offers.

11 November 2009

Bogus anti-virus alerts

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

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.

8 September 2009

Business opportunity scams

SCAMwatch is warning consumers to be extremely cautious about getting involved in business opportunity schemes that promise a lot of income for little or no effort.