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15 October 2009

SCAMwatch warns about scam business directory offers

SCAMwatch warns businesses to watch out for unsolicited emails or letters that claim to offer 'free' business directory listings.

17 September 2009

Patrick Swayze and other celebrity scams—be on guard online

SCAMwatch is urging consumers to be on guard online, even when searching celebrity news items. The latest celebrity scam exploits the death of Patrick Swayze.

15 September 2009

It’s not all Pink and rosy—celebrity scams on the rise!

SCAMwatch urges caution when entering competitions or responding to ‘free’ offers online and purchasing concert tickets from fake fan club websites rather than official ticket sellers.

8 September 2009

Business opportunity scams

SCAMwatch is warning consumers to be extremely cautious about getting involved in business opportunity schemes that promise a lot of income for little or no effort.

3 September 2009

Canadian scammer fined millions—scammers beware!

SCAMwatch is pleased to report a major win in the fight against scammers obtained in Canada this week.

25 August 2009

UNICEF—fake job offer and investment grants scams

SCAMwatch is warning consumers about fake job offers and investment grants sent by scammers in an attempt to steal personal information and money.

20 August 2009

Grand Sands Casino fake prize SMS scam!

SCAMwatch is warning Australians to be on the lookout for a new telemarketing scam where scammers send text messages to advise consumers they have won ‘third prize’ in a bogus prize draw.

12 August 2009

Beat the recession chain letter scam

SCAMwatch is warning Australians to be on the lookout for a new chain letter scam seeking to take advantage of the current economic climate.

11 August 2009

Australian Taxation Office—door-to-door scam warning

SCAMwatch is warning Australians to be aware of a door-to-door scam.

13 July 2009

Jackson and other celebrity scams

SCAMwatch is warning consumers to be wary of spam emails that link to viruses and spyware embedded in songs, videos and pictures of celebrities.