Radar alerts

22 July 2016

Beware of government grant scams

Scamwatch is warning Australian consumers and small businesses to take extra care when seeking government grants and to be suspicious of unsolicited offers of money in the form of government grants.
2 June 2016

Watch out for scam surveys and fake gift card offers

The ACCC is warning the public to be alert to scams offering fake gift cards or vouchers in return for disclosing credit card and other personal information.

18 May 2016

Losses to scams increase by 65 per cent for Indigenous consumers in 2015

Indigenous consumers lost more than $1.2 million to scammers last year according to the ACCC’s 2015 Targeting Scams Report.

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.