24 December 2008 Don't tell scammers your holiday plans! SCAMwatch is warning consumers to protect themselves from identity theft when using social networking sites especially during the holiday season. 16 December 2008 "Your computer is infected" fake anti-virus pop-up alert scams SCAMwatch warns consumers to be wary of fake anti-virus alerts. NEVER click on pop-up anti-virus alerts. 1 July 2008 'Death threat' SMS scam The Australian community is warned to beware of death threat spam text messages from scammers pretending to be a hired hitman in order to extort thousands of dollars from their victims.