The following videos help to explain some common scams in an easy to understand way.
As part of our National Consumer Fraud Week 2017 campaign, we provided some tips on how to avoid dating and romance scams and fake trader scams.
During National Consumer Fraud Week 2017, The Checkout ran this segment to raise awareness about dating and romance scams.
As part of our National Consumer Fraud Week 2015 campaign, we showed you how to get smarter with your data.
Scams target everybody by promising big money prizes, huge rewards or easy ways to make cash.
The Australasian Consumer Fraud Taskforce and the ACCC partnered with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission to provide some tips on how to protect yourself from charity scams.
This video from the US Office of the Director of National Intelligence explains how to protect yourself from these digital attacks.
The Scam Awareness Alliance provides tips and information to help people recognise red flags and protect themselves from scammers.
The promise of a big win is hard to resist. A "red flag" of a lottery scam is the request to pay taxed or fees to release the funds.
Matters of the heart can blur someone's judgement. If you're asked to send money to a new acquaintance, often with a sense of urgency, be alert to this "red flag" – it is probably a scam.
Person in need 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.
From Consumer Affairs Victoria, Stevie the reformed scammer shows you how some popular scams work.
Be wary of unsolicited emails, phone calls or letters saying you have unclaimed funds or are owed money.
Online selling scam
If you're selling goods through an online auction site, be wary of buyers who try to take you off a website to conduct the sale.
Never feel pressured to accept an investment opportunity before getting all the facts.
Never send or pay your bond via money transfer, and be wary if the rental asking price is much lower than you'd expect.