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3 December 2010

End of year travel? Don’t let scammers take you for a ride

SCAMwatch is warning travellers to be cautious if they are approached on holidays by strangers offering travel club memberships which seem too good to be true.

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.

23 August 2010

Beware of ‘green scheme’ scammers!

Consumers are urged to beware of scammers who call offering rebates on energy efficient initiatives.

9 July 2010

Refund scams: ATO taxes and bank fees

If you receive a call or email claiming you’re entitled to reclaim overpaid tax or bank fees, ignore it – these scams are doing the rounds.

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.

11 May 2010

Beware of scammers – offering compensation for disrupted travel plans

The recent volcanic eruption in Iceland resulted in thousands of flights cancelled and travel plans disrupted.

2 March 2010

WesternField Holdings Inc. carbon credit investment scams

SCAMwatch warns Australians to be wary of carbon credit ‘investment opportunities’ from WesternField Holdings Inc.

17 February 2010

Climate change grants and other government grants

SCAMwatch has joined with the Australian Government Department of Climate Change and the Commonwealth Grants Commission to warn consumers about anyone who approaches them with the offer of ‘grants for climate change’ or other government grants.

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.