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  1. 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 …
  2. Protecting yourself from scams

    11 September 2018 - to get what they want. About scams Visit our Scamwatch website Read The Little Black Book of Scams More information About … and how to protect yourself. See: Types of scams Visit our Scamwatch website The ACCC's Scamwatch website helps you learn how to recognise, report and protect yourself from scams. Scamwatch contains information for consumers and small business including …
  3. Scammers targeting superannuation in COVID-19 crisis

    6 April 2020 - superannuation scams being reported to Scamwatch in recent weeks. Scammers are already trying to take advantage of the Government’s … More information on coronavirus 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 radar alerts.  Background: Any …
  4. Warning on COVID-19 scams

    20 March 2020 - coronavirus and selling products claiming to prevent or cure the virus. Since 1 January 2020, the ACCC’s Scamwatch has received 94 reports of scams about coronavirus, but warns figures are starting to climb. Scamwatch has received multiple reports … information on coronavirus scams is available on the Scamwatch website, including how to make a report and where to get help …
  5. Internet banking

    30 October 2018 - give out personal details Online banking scams Visit our Scamwatch website More information Protect yourself when banking … Scamwatch website Scamwatch More information Banking and credit card scams Online shopping Stay Smart Online Tags Audience …
  6. SCAMwatch warning - False billing scams

    18 July 2017 - thousands of small businesses contact the scamwatch.gov.au website to report that they'd either fallen victim, or have been … The next thing that we would ask you to do is also contact scamwatch.gov.au. Apart from being a useful source for scam alerts … false bill.] Tags Audience Consumers Small business SCAMwatch warning - False billing scams …
  7. 'Tis the season for online shopping scams

    25 November 2019 - year, and Scamwatch is warning people to be cautious of online shopping scams in the lead up to the holiday season. So far … Rickard said.  Further information about scams is available at  www.scamwatch.gov.au . People can also follow  @scamwatch_gov  on Twitter and subscribe to  Scamwatch radar alerts  to get up-to-date warnings. Background: Scamwatch has joined …
  8. SCAMwatch - Scam of the month warning: Energy Bills - Transcript

    18 July 2017 - Published: 1 May 2014 Summary: SCAMwatch is warning consumers to be on the lookout for energy billing scams currently doing the rounds. was/now advertising TITLE TEXT: SCAMwatch - Scam of the month warning: Energy Bills [SCAMwatch is warning … heating bill in the lead up to winter.] Tags Audience Consumers Topics Scams SCAMwatch - Scam of the month warning: Energy …
  9. SCAMwatch - Scam of the month warning - Relationship scams

    18 July 2017 - quite right, stop and ask yourself: Do I really know who I am dealing with? Relationshipscams TITLE TEXT: SCAMwatch – Scam of the month warning: Relationship scams [SCAMwatch is warning people to ‘Know who you’re dealing with’ and lookout … with the real thing. Instructions on how to do this are available at www.scamwatch.gov.au Number three: Has someone asked to chat …
  10. Threat and kidnap scams continue to target Chinese community

    16 September 2019 - 16 September 2019 The ACCC’s Scamwatch service is warning the Chinese community in Australia to be wary about two alarming scams that involve extortion via fake kidnappings and threats of arrest. In 2019, Scamwatch has received approximately … “Scamwatch has received multiple reports of a cruel variation of this scam targeting Chinese students in Australia,” Ms Rickard …