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. 31 October 2016 Don't place bets with a scammer this spring racing season Scamwatch is warning Australian gamblers not to part with money they didn’t plan to during Spring Racing Season, today issuing an alert that confidence tricksters are on the hunt for more victims. 9 September 2016 Don't be lured into binary options scams Scamwatch is warning investors to beware of binary trading scams that lure you in with the opportunity to make money through asset price movement. 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. 27 May 2016 Consumers warned about property investment schemes A national campaign has been launched by consumer regulators around Australia to warn potential property investors about property spruikers who claim to be ‘wealth creators’ but are really just in it for themselves.