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24 November 2009

Discount holiday accommodation vouchers

SCAMwatch is warning consumers to be careful when purchasing vouchers for discount holiday accommodation.

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.

11 February 2009

Victorian bushfire appeal scams

SCAMwatch is warning consumers wanting to contribute to the Victorian bushfire appeals to be on alert to ensure they are not taken in by scammers.

19 September 2008

Telemarketing calls promising 'free' holidays

SCAMwatch is warning consumers to be wary of telemarketing calls informing recipients that they have won a 'free' holiday.

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.