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18 May 2009

SMS windfall for scammers

SCAMwatch is warning consumers to watch out for an unsolicited text message announcing an unexpected win.

13 May 2009

Fake Myer gift card

SCAMwatch is warning consumers to be wary of spam emails promising a $500 Myer gift card, which may actually be a ruse to steal your money and personal details.

20 February 2009

Australian Government stimulus package scams

SCAMwatch is warning Australians to be on the lookout out for scammers trying to rip off bonus payments and steal personal information.
24 December 2008

Don't tell scammers your holiday plans!

SCAMwatch is warning consumers to protect themselves from identity theft when using social networking sites especially during the holiday season.

18 December 2008

Chinese telemarketing scam offering fake prizes to steal your money!

SCAMwatch is once again warning members of the community, particularly the Chinese community, to take note of family or friends who say they have unexpectedly won a lot of money from someone who has called them from Hong Kong.

29 August 2008

Casino survey telemarketing scam

SCAMwatch is warning consumers about a telemarketing survey which focuses on casinos in various Australian cities, including Canberra. This appears to be the first step in a new scam that has been targeting Australian consumers to convince them to provide money and personal information to scammers.

7 August 2008

Inheritance scam in your letterbox

The Australian community is warned to be wary of inheritance scam letters from scammers.

18 April 2008

Telemarketing scam targeting Chinese community

Australia's Chinese community is warned to beware of scammers posing as market researchers from Hong Kong.

24 January 2008

Fake Australian lottery causes confusion overseas

People around the world are being sent emails telling them that they have won a fortune in a fake Australian lottery.

10 August 2007

$300,000 refund to scam victims

More than $300,000 will be returned to consumers who were victims of North American-based scams after Australian Competition and Consumer Commission court intervention.