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. 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. 7 August 2008 Inheritance scam in your letterbox The Australian community is warned to be wary of inheritance scam letters from scammers. 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!