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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.

13 July 2009

Jackson and other celebrity scams

SCAMwatch is warning consumers to be wary of spam emails that link to viruses and spyware embedded in songs, videos and pictures of celebrities.

9 July 2009

Australian Federal Police email scam

SCAMwatch is warning consumers about a fake Australian Federal Police email that claims your credit card has been used in transactions related to criminal organisations.

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 June 2009

Commonwealth Bank of Australia—phishing email SCAMwatch radar

SCAMwatch is warning consumers to continue to be wary of unsolicited emails that appear to come from well-known businesses and financial institutions.

3 June 2009

Phishing scams on social networking sites—don’t be tricked into giving your information away!

SCAMwatch is again warning consumers to protect themselves from identity theft when using social networking sites such as Facebook, My Space and Twitter.

30 May 2009

Swine flu scams

SCAMwatch is warning consumers to be on the look out for scammers seeking to profit from the recent swine flu health threat.

3 April 2009

Bogus McDonald's email 'phishing' for your bank details

SCAMwatch is warning consumers to continue to be wary of unsolicited emails that appear to come from well-known businesses or agencies. Scammers trick unsuspecting victims into providing personal details so that they can steal your money or your identity!