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28 October 2009

Visa Europe survey bonus scam

VISA Europe survey bonus scam

17 September 2009

Patrick Swayze and other celebrity scams—be on guard online

SCAMwatch is urging consumers to be on guard online, even when searching celebrity news items. The latest celebrity scam exploits the death of Patrick Swayze.

11 August 2009

Australian Taxation Office—door-to-door scam warning

SCAMwatch is warning Australians to be aware of a door-to-door scam.

21 May 2009

Superannuation scams

SCAMwatch is reminding consumers to be careful in protecting their superannuation account statements in particular and all their personal information more generally.
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.

16 December 2008

"Your computer is infected" fake anti-virus pop-up alert scams

SCAMwatch warns consumers to be wary of fake anti-virus alerts. NEVER click on pop-up anti-virus alerts.

7 August 2008

Inheritance scam in your letterbox

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

27 August 2007

Warning: virus-laden email from the 'Australian Office of Fair Trading'

Consumers have reported receiving emails from the 'Australian Office of Fair Trading'. There is no such organisation, and the email's attachment contains a virus.
23 March 2007

Scams target you! Protect your identity ...

Scams target you—Protect your identity is the latest message from the Australasian Consumer Fraud Taskforce. Treat your personal details like you would treat money—don't leave them lying around for others to take!