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11 November 2009

Bogus anti-virus alerts

Scamwatch is warning consumers to be wary of bogus security software or 'scareware'.

2 November 2009

Steer clear of sports investment schemes

SCAMwatch is warning you to be very careful if you think you can improve your odds with the aid of sports ‘investment’ opportunities.

29 October 2009

Facebook password scam email

SCAMwatch is warning Facebook subscribers about a hoax email they may receive under the guise of a password reset email.

28 October 2009

Visa Europe survey bonus scam

VISA Europe survey bonus scam

27 October 2009

Trevor Smallwood hoax email

SCAMwatch is warning consumers about an email allegedly from the Australian Federal Police.

15 October 2009

SCAMwatch warns about scam business directory offers

SCAMwatch warns businesses to watch out for unsolicited emails or letters that claim to offer 'free' business directory listings.

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.

13 July 2009

Jackson and other celebrity scams

SCAMwatch is warning consumers to be wary of spam emails that link to viruses and spyware embedded in songs, videos and pictures of celebrities.