11 December 2018 Watch out for holiday season scams Scamwatch is warning people to be careful about being caught out by holiday season scams. 26 November 2018 Hackers targeting businesses' emails in sophisticated scam Scamwatch is calling on businesses to urgently review how they verify and pay accounts and invoices as reports of business email compromise (BEC) scams to Scamwatch have grown by a third this year. 27 August 2018 Beware scammers wanting access to your computer and bank account Scammers are increasingly catching out people by impersonating well-known businesses or the police so they can get access to computers and steal money or banking information. 21 May 2018 Australians lost $340 million to scammers in 2017 Australians lost more money to scammers in 2017 than in any other year since the ACCC began reporting on scam activity. 23 January 2018 Victims scammed via Western Union may get refunds Scamwatch is urging all Australians who lost money to a scammer through Western Union from 2004 to 2017 to take action by the extended deadline of 31 May to try to get it back. 10 October 2017 Watch out for scammers when going online This Stay Smart Online Week, the ACCC is warning the community to watch out for common online scams they might encounter. 19 May 2017 Businesses lost an average of $10,000 to scams in 2016 Nearly 6000 businesses reported being targeted by scams in 2016 according to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s 10 April 2017 Don't get scammed by dodgy internet pop-ups The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is warning people to watch out for dodgy internet pop-up windows claiming there are viruses or other seemingly nasty tech problems affecting their computer. 28 November 2016 Spike in Centrelink scams The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is warning the community to be aware of phone calls from scammers pretending to be from the Department of Human Services or Centrelink.