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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.

30 June 2010

End of Financial Year: directory and fax back scams targeting small businesses

With the end of the financial year upon us, small businesses across Australia are busy tidying up their financial affairs. However, this time is not only busy for business, but for scammers as well.

2 June 2010

Looking for 2010 FIFA World Cup tickets?

FIFA has warned fans that genuine 2010 World Cup tickets can only be purchased from legitimate sources.

19 January 2010

Haiti crisis scams

Australians eager to help the nation of Haiti recover from the earthquake that struck on 12 January 2010 are being warned to be alert and ensure that they are not taken in by scammers.

6 January 2010

The National Breast Cancer Foundation pink logo

Australia’s National Breast Cancer Foundation has raised concerns over unauthorised use of the trusted pink ribbon logo in relation to marketing of health-related products online.

5 January 2010

Selling goods through the internet or classifieds?

If you are selling something over the internet or through the classifieds, you may be targeted by scammers posing as legitimate buyers!

11 November 2009

Travelling to the USA?

SCAMwatch is warning all prospective travellers to the United State of America to be wary of unauthorised third party websites.

15 October 2009

SCAMwatch warns about scam business directory offers

SCAMwatch warns businesses to watch out for unsolicited emails or letters that claim to offer 'free' business directory listings.

15 September 2009

It’s not all Pink and rosy—celebrity scams on the rise!

SCAMwatch urges caution when entering competitions or responding to ‘free’ offers online and purchasing concert tickets from fake fan club websites rather than official ticket sellers.

1 May 2009

Credit card scam targeting small businesses

SCAMwatch is warning small to medium businesses to be on the look out for unusual or complicated orders from overseas, particularly orders which are being paid for by credit card.