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  1. Targeting scams: report on scam activity

    7 June 2021 - This report produced annually explains key trends in scam activity and highlights the impact of scams on the community. It highlights the cooperative work of the ACCC, other regulators and law enforcement agencies to disrupt scams and educate consumers. Issues Targeting scams: report of the ACCC on scam activity 2020 Targeting scams: report of the ACCC on scam activity …
  2. Current COVID-19 (coronavirus) scams

    19 October 2020 - the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic to take advantage of people across Australia and the three main types of scams we are seeing. This fact sheet is available in 12 languages. Translations Arabic | لعربية COVID-19 scams fact sheet ( PDF 103.55 KB ) Chinese simplified | 简体中文 COVID-19 scams fact sheet ( PDF 413.41 KB ) Chinese traditional | 繁體中文 COVID-19 scams fact sheet ( PDF 315.68 …
  3. ‘Stop scams. Speak up’ – Scams Awareness Week 2021

    8 November 2021 - against scams in this year’s national Scams Awareness Week (8-12 November) under the theme “let’s talk scams”. “The more we talk about scams, the more awareness we have, and the harder it is for scammers to steal our money or personal information,” ACCC Deputy Chair Delia Rickard said. “There is no need to feel ashamed or embarrassed about being scammed, because …
  4. Targeting scams: report of the ACCC on scam activity 2020

    7 June 2021 - Published: 7 June 2021 PDF (2.94 MB) Listen to PDF Accessibility This report explains key trends in scam activity and highlights the impact of scams on the community. It highlights the cooperative work of the ACCC, other regulators and law enforcement agencies to disrupt scams and educate consumers. Infographic The infographic highlights some key statistics and trends …
  5. Scammers capitalise on pandemic as Australians lose record $851 million to scams

    7 June 2021 - 7 June 2021 Australians lost over $851 million to scams in 2020, a record amount, as scammers took advantage of the pandemic to con unsuspecting people, according to the ACCC’s latest Targeting Scams report released today. The report compiles … than 444,000 reports. Investment scams accounted for the biggest losses, with $328 million, and made up more than a third …
  6. Targeting scams: report of the ACCC on scam activity 2020 ( PDF 2.35 MB )

    16 June 2021 - Format(s): Targeting scams - report of the ACCC on scams activity 2020 v2.pdf Targeting scams: report of the ACCC on scam activity 2020 …
  7. Computer takeover scams on the rise

    12 July 2021 - computers and their bank accounts. Commonly called remote access scams, scammers pretend to be from well-known organisations … a sense of urgency to make you give them access to your computer via remote access software. “Remote access scams are one of the largest growing scam types in Australia. Scammers take advantage of the digital world and the fear of fraud and cybercrime …
  8. Payment redirection scams cost Australian businesses $128 million in 2020

    9 June 2021 - 9 June 2021 Payment redirection scams were the most financially damaging scams for Australian businesses in 2020 according to the ACCC’s latest Targeting Scams report. Combined losses reported to Scamwatch, other government agencies, banks … to scams in 2020, a 260 per cent increase on losses reported in 2019. “Small and micro businesses made most of the reports …
  9. Losses reported to Scamwatch exceed $211 million, phone scams exploding

    27 September 2021 - 27 September 2021 Scamwatch is urging people to be extra vigilant about scams after Australians reported a record $211 million in losses to scams so far this year, an 89 per cent increase compared to the same period last year, according to new … reported to Scamwatch across all of last year. “It’s very concerning to see these scams evolving and becoming more …
  10. Losses to car ad scams climbing

    27 April 2021 - 27 April 2021 Australians have already lost over $288,000 to vehicle scams in the first quarter of this year, more than … their victims. In a vehicle scam, scammers post fake online listings offering to sell in-demand cars at well below market value … deliver the vehicle. Vehicle scams are commonly hosted on sites such as Facebook Marketplace, Autotrader, Car Sales, Cars …