13 December 2012 Don’t be fooled by scams this festive season SCAMwatch is warning people to be on the lookout this festive season not just for flying reindeer and bargain gifts but also scam surprises wrapped up as the real deal. 31 October 2012 Scammers continue to impersonate government officials SCAMwatch is warning consumers to remain vigilant against scammers impersonating government officials with false claims of owed money. 3 October 2012 Computer cold call virus scam – scammers outsmarted! Joint action between three international regulators has thwarted a massive global phone scam, with US authorities winning court orders to close down and freeze funds of imposters posing as Microsoft employees offering to fix PC viruses. 28 August 2012 Update - Beware of carbon price scams SCAMwatch is warning consumers and businesses to be on the look out for carbon price scams, particularly calls asking for personal information in order to receive compensation. 27 July 2012 Beware of reclaim scams SCAMwatch is warning you to be aware of scam calls or emails claiming that you are entitled to reclaim fees or rebates. 9 July 2012 Protect your retirement savings from investment scammers SCAMwatch and the Australian Crime Commission Board are urging Australians to protect themselves from the growing threat of investment scams. 11 April 2012 Beware of directory listing scams targeting small businesses SCAMwatch is advising businesses to beware of unsolicited faxes offering paid listings in scam online directories. 22 March 2012 Beware of phone scams – 2011 Targeting Scams report SCAMwatch is continuing to warn Australians to beware of scams delivered by phone with the ACCC receiving over 43,000 reports of scams perpetrated this way in 2011.