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27 March 2009

Coming soon! Tax bonus payment

SCAMwatch is again warning consumers to be on the lookout for bogus phone calls, emails and other scams relating to the government's economic stimulus package.
20 February 2009

Australian Government stimulus package scams

SCAMwatch is warning Australians to be on the lookout out for scammers trying to rip off bonus payments and steal personal information.
8 January 2009

Global financial crisis—another excuse for a scam

Scammers are using the global financial crisis as another excuse to trick consumers into giving away their money and their personal details

24 December 2008

Don't tell scammers your holiday plans!

SCAMwatch is warning consumers to protect themselves from identity theft when using social networking sites especially during the holiday season.

12 August 2008

Airline ticketing scam emails which may cause computer viruses

SCAMwatch is warning consumers to beware of an airline ticketing scam that can download malicious software onto your computer.

7 August 2008

Inheritance scam in your letterbox

The Australian community is warned to be wary of inheritance scam letters from scammers.

4 September 2007

Cute puppies for sale? Don’t be fooled

Classified ads offering non-existent pedigree puppies have resurfaced in local newspapers across the country, as well as online classifieds.

27 August 2007

Warning: virus-laden email from the 'Australian Office of Fair Trading'

Consumers have reported receiving emails from the 'Australian Office of Fair Trading'. There is no such organisation, and the email's attachment contains a virus.
24 July 2007

Fake 'Customs' email targets online shoppers

Australians who use the internet to buy goods from overseas should be wary of fake emails asking them to pay 'Customs' a range of fees, duty or taxes before their goods are released to them.

23 March 2007

Scams target you! Protect your identity ...

Scams target you—Protect your identity is the latest message from the Australasian Consumer Fraud Taskforce. Treat your personal details like you would treat money—don't leave them lying around for others to take!