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15 September 2009

It’s not all Pink and rosy—celebrity scams on the rise!

SCAMwatch urges caution when entering competitions or responding to ‘free’ offers online and purchasing concert tickets from fake fan club websites rather than official ticket sellers.

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.

12 August 2009

Beat the recession chain letter scam

SCAMwatch is warning Australians to be on the lookout for a new chain letter scam seeking to take advantage of the current economic climate.

25 June 2009

Sports investment schemes—it’s just gambling

SCAMwatch is warning consumers that sports ‘investment’ schemes are just another form of gambling and are often outright scams.

3 March 2009

Losing money is a sure bet with sports arbitrage schemes

SCAMwatch is warning consumers to stay away from sports arbitrage 'opportunities'.

20 August 2008

Fake rental properties and shared accommodation listings

SCAMwatch is warning prospective tenants to be wary when responding to rental properties advertised on the net where the 'owner' makes various excuses as to why you can't inspect the property but insists on an upfront payment for rent or deposit.

7 August 2008

Inheritance scam in your letterbox

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

4 August 2008

Beijing Olympic Games tickets scams

SCAMwatch is warning consumers to beware of Beijing Olympic Games tickets scams.

2 November 2007

Betting software scams: don’t be taken for a ride

SCAMwatch is warning punters to be on the lookout for betting software scams during the Spring Racing Carnival.