11 November 2015 Beware of scammers imitating Centrelink officers The ACCC is warning consumers to beware of scammers imitating Centrelink officers to trick you into handing over your money or personal details. 12 October 2015 Beware of scammers continuing to pose as Microsoft with fake upgrade claims Scamwatch is warning consumers to beware of scammers pretending to be from Microsoft, with the latest round of scams based around the current Microsoft Windows 10 system upgrade. 21 August 2015 Queensland authorities seek to speak with victims of investment fraud scheme Queensland Crime and Corruption Commission and Queensland Police Service are seeking to speak with victims of an investment fraud scheme. 11 August 2015 Beware of ransomware Scamwatch is alerting consumers to a spike in the number of people falling victim to ransomware scams in 2015, compared to last year. 10 August 2015 Don’t let scammers ‘tax' you this tax time With tax time in full swing, Scamwatch is again urging consumers and small businesses to be aware of scammers taking advantage of the busy nature of tax time to target you. 5 March 2015 Fake rebate scams on the rise In February the ACCC received a spike in contacts about fake rebate schemes so we are warning people to be aware of calls from a fake government department claiming you are owed money.