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21 January 2015

Invoice email scam now targeting Australian businesses

SCAMwatch is warning Australian businesses to beware of an invoice email scam seeking payment re-direction.

30 April 2014

Beware – energy bill scams on the rise

SCAMwatch is warning consumers to be on the lookout for energy billing scams currently doing the rounds.

23 January 2014

‘Yellow Pages’ directory scam continues to target Australian businesses

SCAMwatch is warning small businesses to continue to be alert to the fake ‘Yellow Pages’ business directory scam. The scammers are now operating a site registered in Austria, ‘www.yellow-page-australia.at’, after their previous site, ‘www.yellow-page-australia.com’, was shut down.

1 August 2013

Small businesses beware – ‘Yellow Pages’ directory scam strikes again

SCAMwatch is warning small businesses to be alert as the fake ‘Yellow Pages’ business directory scam has resurfaced in Australia.

31 July 2013

Beware of immigration scams

SCAMwatch and the Department of Immigration and Citizenship are warning people who have migrated to Australia or are currently temporary visa holders to be cautious of immigration-related scams.

19 February 2013

Think carefully about unsolicited offers to register domain names overseas

SCAMwatch is warning businesses to treat with caution unsolicited invitations to register or renew internet domain names in China and other countries.

11 April 2012

Beware of directory listing scams targeting small businesses

SCAMwatch is advising businesses to beware of unsolicited faxes offering paid listings in scam online directories.

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.

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.

15 October 2009

SCAMwatch warns about scam business directory offers

SCAMwatch warns businesses to watch out for unsolicited emails or letters that claim to offer 'free' business directory listings.