Beware of investment scams claiming to offer pre-initial public offerings in well-known companies. Check @MoneySmartTeam for more about investment scams and seek qualified, licensed advice before parting with your money:

If you've ever clicked a link in a scam message or email, you may be targeted in follow-up scams. They may call or message you impersonating your bank offering to protect your money from the scam you received. Contact your bank on an independently sourced number to verify.

🚨Scam Alert! Scammers are sending emails asking for a PayPal payment for a Google Pixel phone (or other goods) you never purchased. The invoice contains the scammer's phone number. Don’t open the link or call the number, just delete the email.

BEWARE! myGov #scams are doing the rounds again. Watch out for emails and messages that appear to be from myGov saying you're eligible for a refund or rebate. Never access myGov by clicking a hyperlink.

It's time to bid farewell to Delia Rickard as ACCC Deputy Chair. For over a decade Delia has been a passionate consumer advocate, positively impacting Australian consumers by raising awareness about scams. Thank you Delia for your dedication - we wish you the best.

Last year, Australians lost $260,000 to PayID impersonation scams. Remember, PayID is managed by your bank so you will never be contacted directly. If you’re unsure about an email or message, reach out to your bank and don't make any payments

Watch out for scammers when buying event tickets online. Some people have not received tickets they paid for and others received fake tickets. Do your research to ensure websites are safe and legitimate. Don't forget to report to scamwatch

Have you recently made a purchase and received an email or message from a third party about your parcel, only to realise it's a scam message? Don't click on the link and report it to Scamwatch

Scammers are sneaky.
They will often ask for your personal information or money. They will call or text you and pretend to be someone you trust, like your phone company or bank. If something sounds too good to be true it probably is. Learn more here:

We all love a sale BUT beware of scams impersonating popular Australian retail websites. Scammers are selling items at big discounts, but remember if an offer seems too good to be true, it probably is. Read more here:

New phone for Christmas? Beware the latest 'Hi Mum' scam. If you receive a message like this, stop and call your loved one on their usual number to confirm it’s really them. Don't send money without speaking to them first. Report to Scamwatch

If you're concerned about scammers but you're not tech-savy, ask for help - from friends or family, your phone company or a tech expert in your local area. There are people who can help protect you from scam calls and messages. Learn more here:

A scam impersonating Commbank referencing Sydney Water emerged over the holiday season. Don’t click the links in these emails. Check your account with Sydney Water via an independent search for their website. And don't forget to report to Scamwatch

We are urging jobseekers to watch out for scammers as new Scamwatch figures reveal Australians lost over $8.7 million to recruitment scams in 2022. Learn more here:

Happy and safe holidays from the Scamwatch team! We’re taking a break from 23 December until 3 January 2023. Remember to keep your 6th scam sense on alert while we’re away. For info on scams, including to report a scam, visit Scamwatch

Ever wanted to be a hero? If you've been scammed, share your story with friends and family and you might just help save someone from the same fate. And don't forget to report to Scamwatch

Scammers can be very slippery. Slip out of their grip before they get the chance to grab hold of your hard earned cash. Follow our tips and learn how to protect yourself against scams

BEWARE! The latest 'Hi Mum' scams have added a nasty twist to steal your money. If you receive this scam, call your loved one on a known number NOT the one in the text to verify their safety. Report to Scamwatch or police for any safety concerns

This holiday season, know the signs and spot the scam so you don’t fund the scammer’s next holiday. Learn more here

#SCAMALERT If you get an unexpected call or message asking for your banking or personal details including login details for online services like myGov, chances are it’s a scam!
Remember, never give your personal details to strangers.

The gift-giving season is here! If you’ve done some online shopping and are expecting a delivery, be on the look-out for postal delivery scams claiming you had a failed delivery or your details need updating. Don’t click on any links – these are scam phishing messages.

For many, December means winding down, but for scammers it’s business as usual. Stay vigilant these holidays and if you notice any suspicious activity on your accounts, immediately inform your bank and report to Scamwatch

Trying to beat the Christmas rush with some online shopping? Remember to research the seller and check independent reviews. Try and stick to well-known, trusted brands and whenever possible, pay via secure payment methods like credit card or PayPal.

#SCAMALERT Scammers are impersonating recruiters. Beware of recruiters contacting you out of the blue on WhatsApp. If you get a message like this, delete, block, and report the number. Never share your personal or banking info with someone you don't know.

That top-of-the-world feeling when you spot the scam! Stay on the right side of scams by keeping up to date with the latest scam activity on Scamwatch

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