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8 January 2009

Global financial crisis—another excuse for a scam

Scammers are using the global financial crisis as another excuse to trick consumers into giving away their money and their personal details

12 August 2008

Airline ticketing scam emails which may cause computer viruses

SCAMwatch is warning consumers to beware of an airline ticketing scam that can download malicious software onto your computer.

27 August 2007

Warning: virus-laden email from the 'Australian Office of Fair Trading'

Consumers have reported receiving emails from the 'Australian Office of Fair Trading'. There is no such organisation, and the email's attachment contains a virus.
24 July 2007

Fake 'Customs' email targets online shoppers

Australians who use the internet to buy goods from overseas should be wary of fake emails asking them to pay 'Customs' a range of fees, duty or taxes before their goods are released to them.

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”.