Fraud Resources


Fraud Awareness information for consumers

Be Resourceful, Get Educated and Stop Fraud

Keep informed and stay protected. The more information you have, the better you can shield yourself against criminals. Report fraud, stay updated on the latest scams, and learn how to detect con artists with the resources offered through these websites.


SCAMwatch | visit site

SCAMwatch is a website run by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC). SCAMwatch provides information to consumers and small businesses about how to recognise, avoid and report scams.

Crime Stoppers | visit site

Operating throughout Australia, Crime Stoppers has become an integral part of policing with the information gathered and supplied by the community essential to crime fighting and crime prevention. Crime Stoppers Australia comprises a board of directors who represent their respective States or Territories as well as key members of the Government and private enterprise who are able to make a contribution to the safety of Australians.

Australian Federal Police | visit site

The Australian Federal Police (AFP) is a progressive and multi-faceted law enforcement organisation taking a strong lead in the fight against 21st century crime (including fraud).

Australian Securities and Investments Commission | visit site

ASIC is Australia’s corporate, markets and financial services regulator. ASIC have powers to protect consumers against misleading or deceptive and unconscionable conduct affecting all financial products and services, including credit.

Australian Taxation Office | visit site

The Australian Taxation Office deals with tax-related schemes/scams such as you have providing a scammer with your Tax File Number.

Australian Communications and Media Authority | visit site

The ACMA plays an important role in e-Security in Australia, gathering evidence and assisting in protecting Australians from computer fraud and identity theft. The ACMA also regulates internet content issues, deals with internet content complaints and provides information about mobile premium services.

Australian Crime Commision | visit site

The Australian Crime Commission provides intelligence, investigation and criminal database services.

Australian Cybercrime Online Reporting Network | visit site

An Australian Government initative that allows victims to securely report cybercrime incidents which may be in breach of Australian law.


Each state and territory has a Department of Consumer Affairs who plays an important role in the rights of consumers for their state or territory along with detailed information of advice to protect yourself against scams and fraud. Below is a list of each state or territory department :

ACT Australian Capital Territory Office of Regulatory Service visit site

VIC Consumer Affairs Victoria visit site

NSW New South Wales Fair Trading visit site

NT Northern Territory Consumer Affairs visit site

QLD Queensland Office of Fair Trading visit site

SA South Australia Office of Consumer and Business Affairs visit site

TAS Tasmania Consumer Affairs and Fair Trading visit site

WA Western Australia Department of Commerce — WA ScamNet visit site

Think you've been scammed?

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Forward suspicious emails to spoof@westernunion.com

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