1 May 2019 Australian businesses hit hard by email scams Australian businesses reported more than 5800 scams with losses exceeding $7.2 million in 2018, a 53 per cent increase compared to 2017, according to the ACCC’s Targeting scams report. 29 April 2019 Scams cost Australians half a billion dollars Australians lost almost half a billion dollars to scammers in 2018 according to the latest figures in the ACCC’s Targeting Scams report released today. 26 March 2019 Payment demanded by gift card? It's a scam Gift cards are increasingly the payment method of choice for scammers. Scamwatch reports show more than $5 million was lost in 2018, a 38 per cent increase compared with 2017. 13 February 2019 Don't swipe right on a scammer this Valentine's Day Scamwatch is urging tech-savvy daters to be on the lookout for romance scammers this Valentine’s Day as data shows these scams are increasingly happening through social media and dating apps. 11 February 2019 Warning about 'emergency' text messages Scamwatch is warning members of the public about a spate of text messages asking for emergency assistance.