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5 November 2012

Don’t be horsed around by scammers this spring racing season

SCAMwatch is warning punters not to be fooled by scammers peddling sports investment scams this spring racing season.

30 June 2012

Beware of “voucher prize” scam text messages

SCAMwatch is warning consumers not to respond to text messages which claim you have won a voucher

28 October 2010

Plan to get rich this racing season? Don’t bet on it!

SCAMwatch is warning punters this racing season to be cautious of investing in expensive betting schemes and software packages which make false claims of guaranteed winnings.

3 September 2010

Pedigree pups at prices too good to be true

SCAMwatch is again warning consumers to be cautious of classified ads for pedigree pups at prices that are too good to be true.

16 July 2010

Spam SMS: Report it!

Are you an avid mobile phone texter, using SMS to keep in contact with friends and family? Watch out - scammers love texting too.

23 April 2010

Powerball "bogus" scam

SCAMwatch alerts consumers to a company, Powerballwin.com.au Pty Ltd, that claimed it had a secret method to predict future Powerball draws.

2 November 2009

Steer clear of sports investment schemes

SCAMwatch is warning you to be very careful if you think you can improve your odds with the aid of sports ‘investment’ opportunities.

25 June 2009

Sports investment schemes—it’s just gambling

SCAMwatch is warning consumers that sports ‘investment’ schemes are just another form of gambling and are often outright scams.

3 March 2009

Losing money is a sure bet with sports arbitrage schemes

SCAMwatch is warning consumers to stay away from sports arbitrage 'opportunities'.

20 August 2008

Fake rental properties and shared accommodation listings

SCAMwatch is warning prospective tenants to be wary when responding to rental properties advertised on the net where the 'owner' makes various excuses as to why you can't inspect the property but insists on an upfront payment for rent or deposit.