Radar alerts

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.
9 June 2015

Would you like to hear about how small businesses are being targeted by scammers?

Scamwatch invites small businesses to view a video of a recent public event.

29 May 2015

Fake debt collectors

Scamwatch is warning of phone calls from scammers claiming to collect debts.

21 May 2015

Indigenous consumers lost $740,000 to scams last year

This Fraud Week, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is urging Indigenous consumers to be wary of requests over the internet for personal information.

18 May 2015

Australians lose over $80 million to scams in 2014

ACCC's Targeting Scams Report reveals that 91,637 Australians scam complaints were made to the ACCC last year, with $81,832,793 reported lost.