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. 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 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. 21 August 2015 Queensland authorities seek to speak with victims of investment fraud scheme Queensland Crime and Corruption Commission and Queensland Police Service are seeking to speak with victims of an investment fraud scheme. 28 November 2014 Don’t let the Grinch steal Christmas – watch out for scammers With Christmas just around the corner, SCAMwatch is reminding consumers to watch out for scammers taking advantage of the Christmas rush to leave you out of pocket and a present.