17 December 2015 Beware of scammers delivering malware this Christmas Watch out for fake parcel delivery scams arriving in your inbox this Christmas, after $80,000 was reported lost to the ACCC this year, with 1,360 complaints. 12 October 2015 Beware of scammers continuing to pose as Microsoft with fake upgrade claims Scamwatch is warning consumers to beware of scammers pretending to be from Microsoft, with the latest round of scams based around the current Microsoft Windows 10 system upgrade. 11 August 2015 Beware of ransomware Scamwatch is alerting consumers to a spike in the number of people falling victim to ransomware scams in 2015, compared to last year. 22 April 2015 Immigration scam targets migrants Scamwatch is warning consumers to be aware of calls from scammers claiming to be from the 'Department of Immigration' threatening you with deportation and demanding money. 13 April 2015 Telephone calls alleging fake arrest warrants used to scam money SCAMwatch is warning consumers to be aware of calls from scammers falsely claiming to be from the Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions (CDPP) or Australian Tax Office (ATO). 7 January 2015 Donate safely to bushfire appeals SCAMwatch is encouraging Australians who are considering donating to bushfire appeals to make sure they double check whether the appeal or its organisers are legitimate so that their generosity reaches victims, not scammers.