Browse news

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.

19 September 2008

Telemarketing calls promising 'free' holidays

SCAMwatch is warning consumers to be wary of telemarketing calls informing recipients that they have won a 'free' holiday.

7 August 2008

Inheritance scam in your letterbox

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

1 July 2008

'Death threat' SMS scam

The Australian community is warned to beware of death threat spam text messages from scammers pretending to be a hired hitman in order to extort thousands of dollars from their victims.

20 June 2008

Medical directory scams targeting doctors' surgeries/clinics

Doctors' clinics are warned to beware of aggressive marketing techniques engaged by some advertising companies offering listings in medical directories.