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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

7 October 2019

A quick guide to your personal data for Stay Smart Online Week 2019

Stay Smart Online Week is an annual event focused on empowering people, businesses and the community to protect themselves online.
20 September 2019

威脅和綁架詐騙繼續瞄準華裔社區

澳洲競爭和消費者委員會(ACCC)的詐騙監察服務(Scamwatch)提醒澳洲華裔社區警惕兩種令人感到驚訝的騙局,這兩種騙局都涉及以假綁架和逮捕威脅進行敲詐勒索。
20 September 2019

恐吓和绑架诈骗继续瞄准华裔社区

澳大利亚竞争和消费者委员会(ACCC)的诈骗监察服务(Scamwatch)提醒澳大利亚华裔社区警惕两种令人震惊的骗局,这两种骗局都涉及以假绑架和威胁逮捕进行敲诈勒索。
16 September 2019

Threat and kidnap scams continue to target Chinese community

The ACCC’s Scamwatch service is warning the Chinese community in Australia to be wary about two alarming scams that involve extortion via fake kidnappings and threats of arrest.
12 August 2019

Record losses expected as scammers target Australians

Australians are set to lose a record amount to scams in 2019, with projections from losses reported to Scamwatch and other government agencies so far expected to exceed $532 million by the end of the year, surpassing half a billion dollars for the first time.
3 May 2019

Vulnerable consumers lose record amount to scammers

Australians who are older, Indigenous or have disability reported record losses in 2018 according to the ACCC’s annual Targeting Scams report released this week.
1 May 2019

Australian businesses hit hard by email scams

Australian businesses reported more than 5800 scams with losses exceeding $7.2 million in 2018, a 53 per cent increase compared to 2017, according to the ACCC’s Targeting scams report.
26 March 2019

Payment demanded by gift card? It's a scam

Gift cards are increasingly the payment method of choice for scammers. Scamwatch reports show more than $5 million was lost in 2018, a 38 per cent increase compared with 2017.
11 February 2019

Warning about 'emergency' text messages

Scamwatch is warning members of the public about a spate of text messages asking for emergency assistance.