Radar alerts

13 May 2009

Fake Myer gift card

SCAMwatch is warning consumers to be wary of spam emails promising a $500 Myer gift card, which may actually be a ruse to steal your money and personal details.

1 May 2009

Credit card scam targeting small businesses

SCAMwatch is warning small to medium businesses to be on the look out for unusual or complicated orders from overseas, particularly orders which are being paid for by credit card.

3 April 2009

Bogus McDonald's email 'phishing' for your bank details

SCAMwatch is warning consumers to continue to be wary of unsolicited emails that appear to come from well-known businesses or agencies. Scammers trick unsuspecting victims into providing personal details so that they can steal your money or your identity!

27 March 2009

Coming soon! Tax bonus payment

SCAMwatch is again warning consumers to be on the lookout for bogus phone calls, emails and other scams relating to the government's economic stimulus package.
3 March 2009

Losing money is a sure bet with sports arbitrage schemes

SCAMwatch is warning consumers to stay away from sports arbitrage 'opportunities'.

20 February 2009

Australian Government stimulus package scams

SCAMwatch is warning Australians to be on the lookout out for scammers trying to rip off bonus payments and steal personal information.
11 February 2009

Victorian bushfire appeal scams

SCAMwatch is warning consumers wanting to contribute to the Victorian bushfire appeals to be on alert to ensure they are not taken in by scammers.

8 January 2009

Global financial crisis—another excuse for a scam

Scammers are using the global financial crisis as another excuse to trick consumers into giving away their money and their personal details

24 December 2008

Don't tell scammers your holiday plans!

SCAMwatch is warning consumers to protect themselves from identity theft when using social networking sites especially during the holiday season.

18 December 2008

Chinese telemarketing scam offering fake prizes to steal your money!

SCAMwatch is once again warning members of the community, particularly the Chinese community, to take note of family or friends who say they have unexpectedly won a lot of money from someone who has called them from Hong Kong.