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24 May 2018

Stop and check: is this for real? - Scams Awareness Week 2018

Scams Awareness Week runs from 21–25 May 2018. Australians are urged to be on the lookout for threat-based impersonation scams by taking a moment to ‘Stop and check: is this for real?’.

24 May 2018

Business losses to scams up 23 per cent

Scammers swindled nearly $4.7 million from Australian businesses in 2017 according to the ACCC’s latest Targeting scams report – a 23 per cent increase compared to 2016.

21 May 2018

Australians lost $340 million to scammers in 2017

Australians lost more money to scammers in 2017 than in any other year since the ACCC began reporting on scam activity.

26 February 2018

Unexpected missed calls from overseas numbers

Recent media reports have been warning consumers about overseas missed call (or ‘Wangiri’) scams.

9 February 2018

Making a Western Union refund claim

If you lost money to a scammer through Western Union from 2004 to 2017, you may be eligible for a refund. Find out how you can make a claim.

10 October 2017

Watch out for scammers when going online

This Stay Smart Online Week, the ACCC is warning the community to watch out for common online scams they might encounter.

11 September 2017

Don't gift a scammer iTunes cards

The ACCC is warning people to be on the lookout for scammers who are trying to con their victims into paying for scams with Apple iTunes gift cards.

22 August 2017

Watch out for NBN scams

The ACCC is warning the community that scammers are pretending to be from NBN to con victims out of their money and personal information.

1 August 2017

Information about scams is now available in 12 languages

The ACCC recently translated some useful information about scams in 12 languages other than English. This information is now available on the Scamwatch website.

19 May 2017

Spot social media scams: National Consumer Fraud Week 2017

During this year’s National Consumer Fraud Week (15–19 May), Scamwatch is providing advice to Australians to help them ‘spot social media scams’.