Features

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’.

12 December 2016

Don't accept gifts from a scammer this Christmas

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is warning online shoppers to watch out for fake parcel delivery scams arriving in email inboxes this Christmas.

1 December 2016

Remote access scammers pretending to be ACORN

Scamwatch has received a report from the Australian Cybercrime Online Reporting Network (ACORN) that remote access scammers are calling pretending to be the ACORN.
16 August 2016

Protect your small business from invoice email scams

Scamwatch is warning Australian businesses to beware of an invoice email scam seeking payment re-direction.