As a business, you can protect yourself by being aware of the common scams that target small businesses.
Scammers recognise that small business operators are busy and have fewer resources than large businesses, so they aim to take advantage of that.
Such scams come in many sophisticated forms—from invoices for advertising or directory listings that were never requested to dubious office supplies that were never ordered—so it’s important to learn how to protect your business from scams.
For information on scams and how to avoid them, visit the ACCC’s SCAMwatch website.
The website has tips and advice on a range of common and not-so-common scams, including:
- scams targeting small businesses
- investment scams
- money transfer requests
- banking and online account scams
- internet scams
- mobile phone scams.