Scams Awareness Week

We’re encouraging you to learn ways to identify scams and take the time to check whether an offer or contact is genuine before you act on it.

With scammers continually developing new ways to catch people out, we need to increase our vigilance in checking for those little clues that can alert us that something is a scam.

The Scamwatch and ACCC websites contain a range of tools and resources about scams.

Scamwatch Report Form: If you’ve come across a scam you can report it here.

Scamwatch reporting statistics: Provides up-to-date statistics on scams reported by Australians.

Targeting Scams Reports: Our yearly report on scam trends and statistics.

Helping a friend or family member who is a victim to a scam: Useful information if someone close to you has been scammed.

Be Safe, Be Alert Online: Information on organisations who may be able to help when someone has been scammed.

Where else to get help: Other organisations who might be able to help when someone has fallen victim to a scam.

Little Black Book of Scams: Information on identifying a scam (available digitally in a range of languages).