24 May 2018 Business losses to scams up 23 per cent Scammers swindled nearly $4.7 million from Australian businesses in 2017 according to the ACCC’s latest Targeting scams report – a 23 per cent increase compared to 2016. 11 September 2014 Indigenous consumers, watch out for scams – the top scams reported SCAMwatch is urging Indigenous consumers, especially those living in rural and remote communities, to be on the lookout for scammers trying to trick you into handing over your personal details or money. 21 September 2010 Mystery shopper jobs SCAMwatch and South Australian Police are warning Australian job hunters to be wary of a mystery shopper job scam. 10 February 2010 Put the freeze on Winter Olympics holiday job scams SCAMwatch warns consumers to be wary of advance fee fraud disguised as bogus job offers. 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. 7 August 2008 Inheritance scam in your letterbox The Australian community is warned to be wary of inheritance scam letters from scammers. 31 October 2007 Money transfer scammers misuse RAC name Scam emails pretending to be from RAC Finance Limited, part of the Western Australian Royal Automobile Club (RAC) are targeting Australians with fake job offers. 5 February 2007 Fake 'Australian Chamber of Commerce' job offer Spam emails offering an enticing part time, work-from-home income of $5000 per month have begun to appear in Australian email inboxes. 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”.