Radar alerts

16 May 2016

Australians lose over $229 million to scams in 2015

The ACCC's Targeting Scams Report reveals that $85 million was reported lost to the ACCC’s Scamwatch last year, with 105,200 scam complaints.
12 February 2016

$22.7 million lost to dating scams in 2015

This Valentine’s Day, the ACCC is warning the online dating community to watch out for any love interest that asks for money.
17 December 2015

Beware of scammers delivering malware this Christmas

Watch out for fake parcel delivery scams arriving in your inbox this Christmas, after $80,000 was reported lost to the ACCC this year, with 1,360 complaints.

15 December 2015

Don’t let fake sellers ruin Christmas

Scamwatch is warning Christmas shoppers to be cautious when looking online for gifts.

11 November 2015

Beware of scammers imitating Centrelink officers

The ACCC is warning consumers to beware of scammers imitating Centrelink officers to trick you into handing over your money or personal details.

12 October 2015

Beware of scammers continuing to pose as Microsoft with fake upgrade claims

Scamwatch is warning consumers to beware of scammers pretending to be from Microsoft, with the latest round of scams based around the current Microsoft Windows 10 system upgrade.

26 August 2015

Give us your views: what do you think of the new Scamwatch website?

Following the July launch of the new Scamwatch website, the Scamwatch team is seeking your honest feedback.

13 August 2015

Beware of fake lottery and competition 'wins' on social networking platforms

Scamwatch is warning consumers to beware of fake lotteries or competitions on social networking platforms, with scammers using popular platforms to pedal these empty wins.

10 August 2015

Don’t let scammers ‘tax' you this tax time

With tax time in full swing, Scamwatch is again urging consumers and small businesses to be aware of scammers taking advantage of the busy nature of tax time to target you.

13 July 2015

Australians lose $45 million to scams in 2015

The ACCC is urging the community not to send money or personal details to strangers after $45 million was reported lost to scams already this year and 45,000 complaints made.