3 May 2019 Vulnerable consumers lose record amount to scammers Australians who are older, Indigenous or have disability reported record losses in 2018 according to the ACCC’s annual Targeting Scams report released this week. 13 February 2019 Don't swipe right on a scammer this Valentine's Day Scamwatch is urging tech-savvy daters to be on the lookout for romance scammers this Valentine’s Day as data shows these scams are increasingly happening through social media and dating apps. 24 May 2018 Business losses to scams up 23 per cent Scammers swindled nearly $4.7 million from Australian businesses in 2017 according to the ACCC’s latest Targeting scams report – a 23 per cent increase compared to 2016. 13 February 2018 Don't friend a scammer this Valentine's Day The ACCC is warning people to be careful about who they ‘friend’ online this Valentine’s Day with stats showing people are most likely to be preyed upon by dating and romance scammers on social media sites. 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. 13 February 2017 Don't give your heart to a scammer this Valentine's Day The ACCC is warning people to be wary of scammers when looking for romance online with social media now the most common method scammers use to contact potential victims.