28 November 2016 Spike in Centrelink scams The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is warning the community to be aware of phone calls from scammers pretending to be from the Department of Human Services or Centrelink. 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. 29 July 2016 Steer clear of tax scams The ACCC is urging Australians to hang up on and delete tax scams after more than $1 million was reported lost to Scamwatch already this year. 22 July 2016 Beware of government grant scams Scamwatch is warning Australian consumers and small businesses to take extra care when seeking government grants and to be suspicious of unsolicited offers of money in the form of government grants. 12 February 2016 $22.7 million lost to dating scams in 2015 This Valentine’s Day, the ACCC is warning the online dating community to watch out for any love interest that asks for money.