26 February 2014 Don’t be fooled by a fake franchise SCAMwatch is warning people thinking about buying a franchise or small business to beware of exciting new franchise opportunities that may actually be scams. 30 June 2010 End of Financial Year: directory and fax back scams targeting small businesses With the end of the financial year upon us, small businesses across Australia are busy tidying up their financial affairs. However, this time is not only busy for business, but for scammers as well. 19 May 2010 TVI Express "money-making" venture The ACCC has quickly acted to stop the individuals behind TVI Express from enticing consumers to join its so called money-making venture. 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. 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. 1 May 2009 Credit card scam targeting small businesses SCAMwatch is warning small to medium businesses to be on the look out for unusual or complicated orders from overseas, particularly orders which are being paid for by credit card. 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”. 29 September 2006 A job transferring money? Beware of dirty tricks and dirty money Have you recently received a spam email offering you work as a 'transfer manager' or 'financial' manager for an overseas company? These 'job offers' are scams!