23 July 2019 How criminals steal your identity information to steal your money Scams reported to the ACCC involving identity theft or the loss of personal/banking information have cost Australians at least $16 million this year, and this figure is likely to be just the tip of the iceberg. 17 June 2019 Monthly average losses to NBN scams almost triple in 2019 Australians are losing more money to NBN scams, with reported losses in 2019 already higher than the total of last year’s losses. 21 May 2018 Australians lost $340 million to scammers in 2017 Australians lost more money to scammers in 2017 than in any other year since the ACCC began reporting on scam activity. 6 November 2017 Don’t be taken for a ride this Melbourne Cup Punters are being warned to watch out for betting and sports investment scams which falsely promise high odds and big returns on Cup Day. 11 September 2017 Don't gift a scammer iTunes cards The ACCC is warning people to be on the lookout for scammers who are trying to con their victims into paying for scams with Apple iTunes gift cards. 28 November 2016 Spike in Centrelink scams The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is warning the community to be aware of phone calls from scammers pretending to be from the Department of Human Services or Centrelink. 21 August 2015 Queensland authorities seek to speak with victims of investment fraud scheme Queensland Crime and Corruption Commission and Queensland Police Service are seeking to speak with victims of an investment fraud scheme. 18 May 2015 National Consumer Fraud Week 2015 Nearly $82 million was lost to scams in 2014, and many included some form of identity fraud. The theme of National Consumer Fraud Week 2015 is ‘get smarter with your data’.