17 December 2015 Beware of scammers delivering malware this Christmas Watch out for fake parcel delivery scams arriving in your inbox this Christmas, after $80,000 was reported lost to the ACCC this year, with 1,360 complaints. 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. 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. 22 April 2015 Immigration scam targets migrants Scamwatch is warning consumers to be aware of calls from scammers claiming to be from the 'Department of Immigration' threatening you with deportation and demanding money. 13 April 2015 Telephone calls alleging fake arrest warrants used to scam money SCAMwatch is warning consumers to be aware of calls from scammers falsely claiming to be from the Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions (CDPP) or Australian Tax Office (ATO). 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.