18 March 2020 COVID-19 (coronavirus) scams Unfortunately, scammers are taking advantage of the spread of coronavirus to exploit and play on the fears of consumers across Australia. 7 October 2019 A quick guide to your personal data for Stay Smart Online Week 2019 Stay Smart Online Week is an annual event focused on empowering people, businesses and the community to protect themselves online. 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. 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.