The following videos help to explain some common scams in an easy to understand way.

Get smarter with your data

As part of our National Consumer Fraud Week 2015 campaign, we showed you how to get smarter with your data.

Outsmart the scammers with The Checkout

During National Consumer Fraud Week 2017, The Checkout ran this segment to raise awareness about dating and romance scams.

We teamed up with The Checkout during Fraud Week 2013 to raise awareness about the common types of scams and what you can do to protect yourself.

Scams warning for Indigenous consumers

Scams target everybody by promising big money prizes, huge rewards or easy ways to make cash.

Protect yourself from charity scams

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.

Phishing: Know the risk

There are more than 100 000 000 phishing attacks every day. 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

The Scam Awareness Alliance provides tips and information to help people recognise red flags and protect themselves and those they care about from scammers.

Lottery scam

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.

Romance scam

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.

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.

Stevie's Scam School

From Consumer Affairs Victoria, Stevie the reformed scammer shows you how some popular scams work.

Rebate scam

Be wary of unsolicited emails, phone calls or letters saying you have unclaimed funds or are owed money.

Online selling scam

If selling good through an online auction site, be wary of buyers who try to take you off site to conduct the sale.

Investment scam

Never feel pressured to accept an investment opportunity before getting all the facts.

Rental scam

Never send or pay your bond via money transfer, and be wary if the rental asking price is much lower than you'd expect.

More information

ACCC videos

Consumer Affairs Victoria - Stevie's Scam School

Queensland Police - Fiscal the fraud fighting ferret