23 December 2011 Beware fake Australian Government climate change website SCAMwatch is warning Australian consumers to beware of a fake website pretending to be the official Australia Government Department of Climate Change website. 25 November 2011 Scam birth, death and marriage certificate websites SCAMwatch is warning Australians to be wary of websites that appear official but fail to deliver on promises to provide birth, death, marriage or divorce certificates in return for a fee. 22 November 2011 Classifieds scammers advertise smartphones & tablets online Beware of scam online classifieds ads for smartphones, tablet devices and other small electronic items which are never delivered following payment. 11 November 2011 Erase your hard drive before disposing of old computers SCAMwatch is warning Australians to erase their hard drive before parting with old computers and laptops. Simply deleting individual files is not enough to remove personal details, documents and passwords stored on the machine. 8 November 2011 Scam callers asking for payment to deliver parcels SCAMwatch and Australia Post are warning of scam callers pretending to be from Australia Post and requesting payment to redeliver an undelivered parcel. 2 November 2011 Avoid 2012 London Olympics accommodation scams SCAMwatch is joining the UK Metropolitan Police Service in warning of online accommodation booking scams in the lead up to the London 2012 Olympics and Paralympics. 26 August 2011 Beware of scam websites making fake claims of government affiliation SCAMwatch is warning small businesses and consumers to be on the look out for scam websites that either falsely claim to be affiliated with government or boast bogus government endorsements. 13 May 2011 Beware of scam phone surveys which lead to other scam calls SCAMwatch is warning Australians to be alert to scam telephone surveys which gather your personal and banking information and use it to make future scam phone calls you receive appear legitimate. 29 April 2011 Make mum’s day, not a scammer’s! If you’re shopping online for a Mother’s Day gift be alert! Scammers use online classifieds and auction sites to post scam ads, taking your money but leaving you without that perfect gift for mum! 9 February 2011 Don’t let scalpers spoil your sporting events and festivals SCAMwatch is warning consumers to be vigilant when buying 2011 Rugby World Cup tickets and festival tickets online.