Fake 'Australian Chamber of Commerce' job offer...Spam emails offering an enticing part-time, work-from-home income of $5,000 per month have begun to appear in Australian email inboxes. While these emails may 'wish this message finds you in a great mood', they falsely say that your contact details have
4 Feb 2007
Scam callers asking for payment to deliver parcels...SCAMwatch and Australia Post are warning of scam callers pretending to be from Australia Post and requesting payment to redeliver an undelivered parcel....How the scam works...You receive a call out of the blue from someone claiming to be an Australia Post
8 Nov 2011
Beware of scam gift voucher & product offers on social networking sites...SCAMwatch is warning social networking users to beware of scam posts which offer fake gift vouchers or products for free. The vouchers are offered in exchange for personal details and passing on a scam link to friends....How the sca
4 Nov 2011
Protect your credit card details from lottery scammers...SCAMwatch is advising Australians to ignore recent lottery scam letters requesting $25, credit card details, or payment by cheque in return for a false $15,000 windfall....How the scam works:...You receive a letter in the mail claiming that you have wo
25 Oct 2011
Phishing scam emails and SMS continue...SCAMwatch is warning Australians to continue to be wary of phishing scams received by email or SMS following a twist which leads to fraudulent online banking transactions....How the scam works...You receive a genuine looking email or SMS which appears to have come from
18 Oct 2011
Beware of scam calls offering carbon compensation payments...SCAMwatch is warning Australians to be alert to scam calls offering to pay carbon price compensation into your bank account or asking survey questions about carbon....How the scam works...You receive a call from a scammer claiming to be from the Fe
14 Jul 2011
New round of scam scratchie cards in the mail...SCAMwatch and Carnival Australia are warning Australians to beware of a new spate of scam scratchie cards and travel brochures sent in the mail. Every package contains a ‘winning’ card but when you try to claim the fake prize you will be asked to wire tra
22 Aug 2011
Beware of scam phone surveys which lead to other scam calls...SCAMwatch is warning Australians to be alert to scam telephone surveys which gather your personal and banking information and use it to make future scam phone calls you receive appear legitimate....How the scam works...You receive a call out of th
13 May 2011
New twist on computer error message/virus scams: joint warning...SCAMwatch, Microsoft and the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) are warning Australians to continue to be wary of scam calls claiming that your computer is infected with a virus or is sending out error messages. In July
23 Mar 2011
Australian Federal Police email scam...A fraudulent email that appears to be from the Australian Federal Police has been received by many consumers. The email says that the AFP is investigating you because your credit card has been used in purchases linked to known criminal organisations and that you s
8 Jul 2009