19 November 2012 Beware of scam surveys and offers misusing household names SCAMwatch is warning people to beware of online scams – surveys, emails and social-media posts – offering fake gift vouchers or other bogus inducements in return for disclosing credit card and other personal information. 31 October 2012 Scammers continue to impersonate government officials SCAMwatch is warning consumers to remain vigilant against scammers impersonating government officials with false claims of owed money. 28 August 2012 Update - Beware of carbon price scams SCAMwatch is warning consumers and businesses to be on the look out for carbon price scams, particularly calls asking for personal information in order to receive compensation. 27 July 2012 Beware of reclaim scams SCAMwatch is warning you to be aware of scam calls or emails claiming that you are entitled to reclaim fees or rebates. 30 June 2012 Beware of “voucher prize” scam text messages SCAMwatch is warning consumers not to respond to text messages which claim you have won a voucher 22 March 2012 Beware of phone scams – 2011 Targeting Scams report SCAMwatch is continuing to warn Australians to beware of scams delivered by phone with the ACCC receiving over 43,000 reports of scams perpetrated this way in 2011.