16 December 2008 "Your computer is infected" fake anti-virus pop-up alert scams SCAMwatch warns consumers to be wary of fake anti-virus alerts. NEVER click on pop-up anti-virus alerts. 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 August 2008 Beijing Olympic Games tickets scams SCAMwatch is warning consumers to beware of Beijing Olympic Games tickets scams. 1 July 2008 'Death threat' SMS scam The Australian community is warned to beware of death threat spam text messages from scammers pretending to be a hired hitman in order to extort thousands of dollars from their victims. 20 June 2008 Medical directory scams targeting doctors' surgeries/clinics Doctors' clinics are warned to beware of aggressive marketing techniques engaged by some advertising companies offering listings in medical directories.