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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.
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.

2 August 2011

Computer remote access scammers now masquerading as Telstra - new twist

SCAMwatch has received reports of a new twist on the computer remote access scam with callers now claiming to be from (or affiliated with) Telstra or BigPond.

23 March 2011

New twist on computer error message/virus scams: joint warning

SCAMwatch, Microsoft and the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) are warning Australians to continue to be wary of scam calls claiming that your computer is infected with a virus or is sending out error messages.

2 July 2010

Telemarketing scam: your computer has a virus!

Don’t let a scammer scare you into believing your computer is infected with a virus.

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.

19 May 2010

TVI Express "money-making" venture

The ACCC has quickly acted to stop the individuals behind TVI Express from enticing consumers to join its so called money-making venture.

2 March 2010

WesternField Holdings Inc. carbon credit investment scams

SCAMwatch warns Australians to be wary of carbon credit ‘investment opportunities’ from WesternField Holdings Inc.

8 September 2009

Business opportunity scams

SCAMwatch is warning consumers to be extremely cautious about getting involved in business opportunity schemes that promise a lot of income for little or no effort.

25 August 2009

UNICEF—fake job offer and investment grants scams

SCAMwatch is warning consumers about fake job offers and investment grants sent by scammers in an attempt to steal personal information and money.