9 September 2010 Fake grants from a fake government department SCAMwatch and the Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government are warning Australians of scammers who call offering fake government grants. 6 September 2010 Do not pay for the Do Not Call Register Don’t let someone trick you into paying to have your number listed on the Australian Government’s free Do Not Call Register. 23 August 2010 Beware of ‘green scheme’ scammers! Consumers are urged to beware of scammers who call offering rebates on energy efficient initiatives. 9 July 2010 Refund scams: ATO taxes and bank fees If you receive a call or email claiming you’re entitled to reclaim overpaid tax or bank fees, ignore it – these scams are doing the rounds. 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. 11 May 2010 Beware of scammers – offering compensation for disrupted travel plans The recent volcanic eruption in Iceland resulted in thousands of flights cancelled and travel plans disrupted. 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. 6 January 2010 Switch over to digital television is ripe for scams The Australian Government warns consumers to be very wary of door-to-door salespeople offering to sell you digital television products in your home.