18 June 2018 Threat and kidnap scams targeting Chinese community Scamwatch is warning the Chinese community in Australia to be wary about two frightening scams targeting them that involve threats of arrest, and extortion via fake kidnappings. See also in-language PDF:针对华人社区的威胁和绑架骗局 21 May 2018 Australians lost $340 million to scammers in 2017 Australians lost more money to scammers in 2017 than in any other year since the ACCC began reporting on scam activity. 6 April 2018 Scammers targeting Chinese community in Australia We're warning the Chinese community in Australia to be wary of scammers posing as Chinese authorities and/or employees of DHL and threatening them with deportation or arrest unless they pay large sums of money. 11 September 2017 Don't gift a scammer iTunes cards The ACCC is warning people to be on the lookout for scammers who are trying to con their victims into paying for scams with Apple iTunes gift cards. 4 October 2016 Immigration scam targets migrants The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is warning migrants to watch out for scammers pretending to be from the ‘Department of Immigration’, threatening deportation and demanding money. 22 April 2015 Immigration scam targets migrants Scamwatch is warning consumers to be aware of calls from scammers claiming to be from the 'Department of Immigration' threatening you with deportation and demanding money. 13 April 2015 Telephone calls alleging fake arrest warrants used to scam money SCAMwatch is warning consumers to be aware of calls from scammers falsely claiming to be from the Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions (CDPP) or Australian Tax Office (ATO). 31 July 2013 Beware of immigration scams SCAMwatch and the Department of Immigration and Citizenship are warning people who have migrated to Australia or are currently temporary visa holders to be cautious of immigration-related scams. 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”.