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  1. Targeting scams: report on scam activity

    4 July 2022 - This report produced annually explains key trends in scam activity and highlights the impact of scams on the community. It highlights the cooperative work of the ACCC, other regulators and law enforcement agencies to disrupt scams and educate consumers. Issues Targeting scams: report of the ACCC on scams activity 2021 Targeting scams: report of the ACCC on scams
  2. Targeting scams: report of the ACCC on scams activity 2021

    4 July 2022 - Published: 4 July 2022 PDF (1.56 MB) Listen to PDF Accessibility This report explains key trends in scam activity and highlights the impact of scams on the community. It highlights the cooperative work of the ACCC, other government and law enforcement agencies, and private sector to disrupt scams and educate consumers Infographic The infographic highlights some key …
  3. The little black book of scams

    18 January 2022 - yourself is through awareness and education. The Little Black Book of Scams is recognised internationally as an important tool for consumers and small businesses to learn about scams including: the most common scams to watch out for the different ways … The Little Black Book of Scams - Arabic | العربية ( PDF 447.42 KB ) The Little Black Book of Scams - Chinese simplified | 简体中文 …
  4. Targeting scams – report of the ACCC on scams activity 2021 ( PDF 1.56 MB )

    4 July 2022 - Format(s): Targeting scams - report of the ACCC on scams activity 2021.pdf Targeting scams – report of the ACCC on scams activity 2021 …
  5. Current COVID-19 (coronavirus) scams

    19 October 2020 - the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic to take advantage of people across Australia and the three main types of scams we are seeing. This fact sheet is available in 12 languages. Translations Arabic | لعربية COVID-19 scams fact sheet ( PDF 103.55 KB ) Chinese simplified | 简体中文 COVID-19 scams fact sheet ( PDF 413.41 KB ) Chinese traditional | 繁體中文 COVID-19 scams fact sheet ( PDF 315.68 …
  6. Australians are losing more money to investment scams

    6 June 2022 - 6 June 2022 Australians lost over $205 million to scams between 1 January and 1 May, a 166 per cent increase compared to the same period last year, according to new data from Scamwatch. The true losses to scams are likely to be much higher, as our … have been to investment scams with $158 million lost, an increase of 314 per cent compared to the same period last year …
  7. ‘Stop scams. Speak up’ – Scams Awareness Week 2021

    8 November 2021 - against scams in this year’s national Scams Awareness Week (8-12 November) under the theme “let’s talk scams”. “The more we talk about scams, the more awareness we have, and the harder it is for scammers to steal our money or personal information,” ACCC Deputy Chair Delia Rickard said. “There is no need to feel ashamed or embarrassed about being scammed, because …
  8. Targeting scams: report of the ACCC on scam activity 2020

    7 June 2021 - Published: 7 June 2021 PDF (2.94 MB) Listen to PDF Accessibility This report explains key trends in scam activity and highlights the impact of scams on the community. It highlights the cooperative work of the ACCC, other regulators and law enforcement agencies to disrupt scams and educate consumers. Infographic The infographic highlights some key statistics and trends …
  9. Common scams targeting business

    24 February 2022 - Common scams targeting business Businesses can be just as vulnerable to scams as anyone else in the community. However, there are some types of scams that more commonly target businesses. Overpayment scams False billing Phishing Investment schemes Overpayment scams The scammer contacts you about purchasing goods and services, and when it comes time to pay, sends you more than …
  10. Scammers targeting victims again through money recovery scams

    5 April 2022 - payment, following a spike in reports of money recovery scams. These scams target people who have already lost money to a previous scam by promising to help victims recover their losses after paying a fee in advance. Australians have lost over $270,000 to these scams so far this year, an increase of 301 per cent. “Scammers will ask for money and personal information …