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Computer takeover scams on the rise

Computer takeover scams on the rise

So far this year scammers have stolen more than $7.2 million from Australians by gaining access to home computers, an
Culturally and linguistically diverse community lose $22 million to scams in 2020, reports from Indigenous Australians up by 25 per cent

Culturally and linguistically diverse community lose $22 million to scams in 2020, reports from Indigenous Australians up by 25 per cent

Last year scammers stole close to $34 million collectively from people who identified as culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD), people
Payment redirection scams cost Australian businesses $128 million in 2020

Payment redirection scams cost Australian businesses $128 million in 2020

Payment redirection scams were the most financially damaging scams for Australian businesses in 2020 according to the ACCC’s latest Targeting
Scammers capitalise on pandemic as Australians lose record $851 million to scams

Scammers capitalise on pandemic as Australians lose record $851 million to scams

Australians lost over $851 million to scams in 2020, a record amount, as scammers took advantage of the pandemic
Losses to car ad scams climbing

Losses to car ad scams climbing

Australians have already lost over $288,000 to vehicle scams in the first quarter of this year, more than all losses
Payment redirection scams cost Australian businesses $14 million

Payment redirection scams cost Australian businesses $14 million

Australian businesses reported over $14 million in losses to Scamwatch due to payment redirection scams last year, and average losses
Romance baiting scams on the rise

Romance baiting scams on the rise

Australians reported a record-breaking $37 million lost to Scamwatch last year for dating and romance scams. Total losses are expected
Current COVID-19 (coronavirus) scams | Scamwatch

Current COVID-19 (coronavirus) scams | Scamwatch

Scammers are using the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus) to take advantage of people across Australia. About COVID-19 scams Scamwatch has
Watch out for online shopping scams this holiday season

Watch out for online shopping scams this holiday season

Losses to online shopping scams have increased 42 per cent this year, and Scamwatch is warning Australians to be careful
Threat based scams targeting young people and Chinese community

Threat based scams targeting young people and Chinese community

Australians have lost over $8.8 million to threat based scams so far this year, and young people are reporting the

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