9 December 2014 ACCC updates on scam disruption project In August 2014, the ACCC commenced its Scam Disruption Project which aims to stop potential scam victims from sending more money to scammers. 17 October 2014 Don’t book a scammer’s holiday SCAMwatch is warning would-be travelers to watch out for travel scams as scammers seek to take advantage of those looking for a hard-earned break. 11 September 2014 Indigenous consumers, watch out for scams – the top scams reported SCAMwatch is urging Indigenous consumers, especially those living in rural and remote communities, to be on the lookout for scammers trying to trick you into handing over your personal details or money. 18 August 2014 Consumers with a disability – be on guard against scammers trying to take advantage of you SCAMwatch is warning consumers with a disability to be on guard against scams – unfortunately, scammers target people whom they think may be vulnerable to try and take advantage of them. 21 July 2014 Beware of scammers taking advantage of the Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 tragedy SCAMwatch is warning Australians to be wary of scammers looking to take advantage of the Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 tragedy by setting up fake Facebook pages in the name of victims of the tragedy. 17 April 2014 Automated scam calls claiming to be from Qantas with bogus holiday win SCAMwatch and Qantas are warning people about automated calls from scammers posing as Qantas staff claiming that they’ve won a credit towards their next holiday. 28 March 2014 Scammers pretending to be from Telstra Technical Support continue cold-calling Australians SCAMwatch and Telstra are warning consumers to hang up the phone if they receive a call out of the blue from someone claiming there is a problem with their internet connection or computer. 26 February 2014 Don’t be fooled by a fake franchise SCAMwatch is warning people thinking about buying a franchise or small business to beware of exciting new franchise opportunities that may actually be scams. 14 February 2014 Looking for love online? Don’t get scammed into a broken heart and empty wallet This Valentine’s Day, SCAMwatch is warning Australians looking for a romantic connection online to beware of scammers seeking to steal their hearts and money.