Scamwatch news stories
Scams leave nasty bite & Australians $33m out of pocket in November
Investment scams increased a mild 8% on the previous month but the amount of money lost almost doubled.
Country-wide phishing reports up 75% in 2020
In total, Australians lost $176 million to scams in 2020, 23% higher than the previous year, with phishing the most reported type.
Scamwatch issues urgent warning about BEC scams
Scamwatch is warning Australian businesses to take an urgent look at how they deal with accounts and invoices.
Investment scams a 'heartbreaking' reality as Australians lose millions
So far in 2018 Australians have lost more than $26 million to investment scams. Already monthly losses have increased 117% since last year.