7 September 2010 Beware of scam scratchie cards in your letterbox If you unexpectedly receive colourful travel brochures in the mail, be very suspicious if the package also contains scratchie card tickets. 3 September 2010 Aussie veterans targeted by scam SCAMwatch is warning veterans to be cautious of potential scammers posing as representatives from the Australian Government Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA). 1 September 2010 Telstra warns of email scam targeting BigPond customers Don’t let scam emails fool you into providing your personal details. 30 July 2010 Scratchie card scams continue SCAMwatch continues to receive reports about scams involving scratchie cards received in the mail. 16 July 2010 Spam SMS: Report it! Are you an avid mobile phone texter, using SMS to keep in contact with friends and family? Watch out - scammers love texting too. 2 July 2010 Telemarketing scam: your computer has a virus! Don’t let a scammer scare you into believing your computer is infected with a virus. 21 May 2010 Scammers pretending to represent Medicare and Centrelink Recently, Medicare and Centrelink have received reports of scammers posing as employees asking recipients for their personal information. 17 February 2010 Climate change grants and other government grants SCAMwatch has joined with the Australian Government Department of Climate Change and the Commonwealth Grants Commission to warn consumers about anyone who approaches them with the offer of ‘grants for climate change’ or other government grants. 3 February 2010 Australian Taxation Office tax refund online! SCAMwatch is warning Australians to be on the lookout for an email purporting to be from the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) trying to trick consumers into providing their private details. 22 January 2010 Happy win or just a scam? SCAMwatch warns consumers to be wary of an advance fee fraud scam disguised as ‘winnings’ from Euphoria Travelling Group.