Features

27 May 2016

Consumers warned about property investment schemes

A national campaign has been launched by consumer regulators around Australia to warn potential property investors about property spruikers who claim to be ‘wealth creators’ but are really just in it for themselves.
11 May 2016

Wise up to scams: National Consumer Fraud Week 2016

Scamwatch is urging older Australians to 'Wise up to Scams' for National Consumer Fraud Week 2016.
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.
11 August 2015

Beware of ransomware

Scamwatch is alerting consumers to a spike in the number of people falling victim to ransomware scams in 2015, compared to last year.
11 July 2015

New Scamwatch site to help protect you from scams

Welcome to the new and improved Scamwatch website. We're here with all the latest news and tips to help you identify and avoid scams.
18 May 2015

National Consumer Fraud Week 2015

Nearly $82 million was lost to scams in 2014, and many included some form of identity fraud. The theme of National Consumer Fraud Week 2015 is ‘get smarter with your data’.

12 February 2015

This Valentine’s Day, protect your heart when seeking love online

This Valentine’s Day, SCAMwatch is warning the online dating community to beware of any love interest who asks for money.

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.