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  1. Be safe, be alert online

    9 September 2020 - Commission (Scamwatch). Be safe, be alert online …
  2. Watch out for online shopping scams this holiday season

    24 November 2020 - 24 November 2020 Losses to online shopping scams have increased 42 per cent this year, and Scamwatch is warning Australians to be careful when buying gifts this holiday season. Scamwatch has received over 12,000 reports of online shopping … with the merchant if they still exist. More information on scams is available on the  Scamwatch website , including  how to make …
  3. Threat based scams targeting young people and Chinese community

    26 October 2020 - Scamwatch has received over 18,000 reports of these scams, an increase of 40 per cent compared to reports across all of 2019.  … Scamwatch has recorded an increase in robo-calls impersonating government agencies, such as the Department of Home Affairs … and never by email or over the phone.” More information on scams is available on the  Scamwatch website , including how to make …
  4. Rental scams targeting more Australians during pandemic

    21 September 2020 - per cent compared to the same time last year. Scamwatch has received 560 reports of rental scams so far this year … requirements and tenants’ rights in their state. More information on scams is available on the  Scamwatch website , including how to  make a report  and where to  get help. You can also follow  @scamwatch_gov  on Twitter and subscribe to  Scamwatch
  5. Government impersonation scams on the rise

    21 July 2020 - from more than 7100 reports made to Scamwatch so far this year and in reality, losses are likely to be far greater … on the  Scamwatch website , including how to  make a report  and where to  get help. The ACCC also recommends that you report the scam to the government department that was impersonated. You can also follow  @scamwatch_gov  on Twitter and subscribe …
  6. Scams cost Australians over $630 million

    22 June 2020 - Targeting Scams report released today. There were more than 353,000 combined reports to Scamwatch, other government agencies … years of Targeting Scams reports, Scamwatch has received almost one million reports of scams. "When we combine Scamwatch … disruption efforts. The ACCC encourages people to visit www.scamwatch.gov.au to report scams and learn more about what to do …
  7. National Scams Awareness Week: 'This Is Not Your Life'

    17 August 2020 - and features cameos from ACCC Chair Rod Sims, eSafety Commissioner Julie Inman Grant and IDCARE’s founder David Lacey. Scamwatch … were scammed to inform them of the circumstances. More information on scams is available on the  Scamwatch website , including how to  make a report  and where to  get help . You can also follow  @scamwatch_gov  on Twitter and subscribe to  …
  8. Scams target all sections of Australian society including CALD and Indigenous communities

    25 June 2020 - increased by 40 per cent on 2018 figures, up to $2 million. Last year, 4.6 per cent of reports to Scamwatch came from people who … community groups to report to Scamwatch and not feel embarrassed or ashamed if they have been a victim of a scam,” Ms Rickard … visit www.scamwatch.gov.au , follow @scamwatch_gov on Twitter and subscribe to Scamwatch radar alerts . Release number:  …
  9. Business email compromise scams cost Australians $132 million

    23 June 2020 - for other staff.” Scamwatch alone received almost 6,000 reports from businesses last year with $5.3 million in reported losses … www.scamwatch.gov.au to learn more about scams targeting them and how to protect themselves. They can follow @scamwatch_gov on Twitter and subscribe to Scamwatch radar alerts . Businesses can also sign up to the ACCC’s Small Business Information Network to receive …
  10. Don't get scammed looking for a lockdown puppy

    18 May 2020 - targeting those seeking a furry companion during social isolation. Scamwatch has seen a recent spike in puppy scams and in April … shop.” So far this year Scamwatch has received over 2,000 reports about COVID-19 scams and reported losses are now more than … More information on coronavirus scams is available on the  Scamwatch website,  including how to  make a report  and where …