Radar alerts

9 March 2007

Scams target you! Protect your phone...

Scams target you - Protect your phone is the latest message from the Australasian Consumer Fraud Taskforce. Phone scams can happen without you even knowing.

5 March 2007

Scams target you: protect your money!

Scams target you - protect your money is the latest message from the Australasian Consumer Fraud Taskforce. Remember, if it sounds too good to be true - it probably is.

2 March 2007

Scams target you! Protect yourself…

The Australasian Consumer Fraud Taskforce (ACFT) today launched scams awareness month, a 4 week initiative to help you protect yourself from scams.

13 February 2007

Beware of the Valentine that steals more than your heart

Valentine's Day is here again, but unwary romantics beware … you could end up losing more than your heart if you fall for a fraud.

5 February 2007

Fake 'Australian Chamber of Commerce' job offer

Spam emails offering an enticing part time, work-from-home income of $5000 per month have begun to appear in Australian email inboxes.

22 January 2007

Puppy love and the fake classified ad

Classified ads offering Bulldog and Yorkie puppies are one of the latest scams making their way into local newspapers across the country and on-line classifieds.

15 December 2006

Bogus online sale of tech products

Beware of newspaper advertisements for online sales of electronic goods at 'too good to be true' prices.

28 November 2006

A personal request from “The Reserve Bank of Australia”? Not likely!

Scammers often use the names of non-existent realistic sounding institutions like “the Federal Bank of South Africa” or “the European Consumer Protection Bureau”.

20 November 2006

A surprise lottery win? Chances are it's a scam!

SCAMwatch has seen a steady increase in reports about lottery scams, particularly from older Australians. If you receive a lottery scam, delete or destroy it.
29 September 2006

A gamble that won’t pay off

There is no guaranteed way to make money from betting on the horses— but there are some scammers around who want you to believe that there is.