25 November 2011 Scam birth, death and marriage certificate websites SCAMwatch is warning Australians to be wary of websites that appear official but fail to deliver on promises to provide birth, death, marriage or divorce certificates in return for a fee. 22 November 2011 Classifieds scammers advertise smartphones & tablets online Beware of scam online classifieds ads for smartphones, tablet devices and other small electronic items which are never delivered following payment. 2 November 2011 Avoid 2012 London Olympics accommodation scams SCAMwatch is joining the UK Metropolitan Police Service in warning of online accommodation booking scams in the lead up to the London 2012 Olympics and Paralympics. 14 July 2011 Beware of scam calls offering carbon compensation payments SCAMwatch is warning Australians to be alert to scam calls offering to pay carbon price compensation into your bank account or asking survey questions about carbon. 23 June 2011 Beware of scams targeting VIPtel Mobile customers SCAMwatch is warning current and former VIPtel Mobile customers to beware of scam phone calls offering a refund in exchange for payment of a fee. Scammers may claim to be from Centrelink and will ask for the fee to be paid by wire transfer. 6 May 2011 Scammers pose as government & banks offering to reclaim overcharged bank fees Beware of scam callers pretending to be from the Government or a bank and asking for an upfront fee to reclaim your overcharged bank fees. 29 April 2011 Make mum’s day, not a scammer’s! If you’re shopping online for a Mother’s Day gift be alert! Scammers use online classifieds and auction sites to post scam ads, taking your money but leaving you without that perfect gift for mum! 9 February 2011 Don’t let scalpers spoil your sporting events and festivals SCAMwatch is warning consumers to be vigilant when buying 2011 Rugby World Cup tickets and festival tickets online.