Radar alerts

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.
22 April 2015

Immigration scam targets migrants

Scamwatch is warning consumers to be aware of calls from scammers claiming to be from the 'Department of Immigration' threatening you with deportation and demanding money.

13 April 2015

Telephone calls alleging fake arrest warrants used to scam money

SCAMwatch is warning consumers to be aware of calls from scammers falsely claiming to be from the Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions (CDPP) or Australian Tax Office (ATO).

13 March 2015

Beware of NBN scams

SCAMwatch is warning consumers and businesses to be aware of NBN-related scams seeking to get your personal details or asking you to buy equipment you don’t need.