The Scam Awareness Alliance provides great tips and information to help people recognise red flags and protect themselves and those they care about from scammers.
Check out the following scam videos by the Scam Awareness Alliance:
The promise of a big win is hard to resist. A "red flag" of a lottery scam is the requirement to send money to release the funds or pay taxes and fees.
Matters of the heart can blur common sense. If you're asked to send money to a new acquaintance, often with a sense of urgency, be alert to this "red flag" – it may be a scam.
Receiving a frantic phone call that involves a person in need can cause panic and confusion. Create a "red flag" by making sure family members can recognise these scams.
We teamed up with the Checkout during Fraud Week to raise awareness about the common types of scams and what you can do to protect yourself.
Outsmart the scammers with the Checkout
Australians are among the most generous people in the world in per-capita donations to charity, and it's all too tempting for scammers to try and target that goodwill.
In conjunction with the Australasian Consumer Fraud Taskforce and the ACCC, the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission has provided some tips on how to protect yourself from charity scams.
Protect yourself from charity scams
From Consumer Affairs Victoria, Stevie the reformed scammer shows you how some popular scams work.
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