25 November 2019 'Tis the season for online shopping scams Australians have already lost more money to online shopping scams in 2019 than in the entire previous year, and Scamwatch is warning people to be cautious of online shopping scams in the lead up to 26 March 2018 Don't fall for a scammer's puppy dog eyes Scamwatch is warning people to watch out for scammers setting up fake ads pretending to sell adorable puppies, with more than $310,000 lost and 584 reports about this scam in the past 12 months. 3 September 2010 Pedigree pups at prices too good to be true SCAMwatch is again warning consumers to be cautious of classified ads for pedigree pups at prices that are too good to be true. 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. 4 September 2007 Cute puppies for sale? Don’t be fooled Classified ads offering non-existent pedigree puppies have resurfaced in local newspapers across the country, as well as online classifieds. 22 January 2007 Puppy love and the fake classified ad Classified ads offering Bulldog and Yorkie puppies are one of the latest scams making their way into local newspapers across the country and on-line classifieds. 15 December 2006 Bogus online sale of tech products Beware of newspaper advertisements for online sales of electronic goods at 'too good to be true' prices. 28 November 2006 A personal request from “The Reserve Bank of Australia”? Not likely! Scammers often use the names of non-existent realistic sounding institutions like “the Federal Bank of South Africa” or “the European Consumer Protection Bureau”.