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6 April 2020

Scammers targeting superannuation in COVID-19 crisis

Scammers are now trying to exploit Australians financially impacted by the COVID-19 crisis with new superannuation scams being reported to Scamwatch in recent weeks.
20 March 2020

Warning on COVID-19 scams

Australians should be aware scammers are adapting existing technology to play on people’s fears around coronavirus and selling products claiming to prevent or cure the virus.
18 March 2020

COVID-19 (coronavirus) scams

Unfortunately, scammers are taking advantage of the spread of coronavirus to exploit and play on the fears of consumers across Australia.
10 March 2020

Gen Z the fastest growing victims of scams

Australians under 25 lost over $5 million to scams in 2019 and reports made from this age group are increasing faster than older generations.

9 January 2020

Bushfires and scams

The start of 2020 has not been an easy one for Australia, particularly those impacted by the bushfires.

6 January 2020

Bushfires and scams

There are currently a wide range of appeals raising funds for people and animals affected by the bushfires. Unfortunately, some of these are scams.

20 September 2019

威脅和綁架詐騙繼續瞄準華裔社區

澳洲競爭和消費者委員會(ACCC)的詐騙監察服務(Scamwatch)提醒澳洲華裔社區警惕兩種令人感到驚訝的騙局,這兩種騙局都涉及以假綁架和逮捕威脅進行敲詐勒索。
20 September 2019

恐吓和绑架诈骗继续瞄准华裔社区

澳大利亚竞争和消费者委员会(ACCC)的诈骗监察服务(Scamwatch)提醒澳大利亚华裔社区警惕两种令人震惊的骗局,这两种骗局都涉及以假绑架和威胁逮捕进行敲诈勒索。
16 September 2019

Threat and kidnap scams continue to target Chinese community

The ACCC’s Scamwatch service is warning the Chinese community in Australia to be wary about two alarming scams that involve extortion via fake kidnappings and threats of arrest.
12 August 2019

Record losses expected as scammers target Australians

Australians are set to lose a record amount to scams in 2019, with projections from losses reported to Scamwatch and other government agencies so far expected to exceed $532 million by the end of the year, surpassing half a billion dollars for the first time.