The National Anti-Scam Centre works across government and the private sector to protect Australian from scams.

What we do

The National-Anti Scam Centre:

  • makes it easier to report scams
  • helps people spot and avoid scams
  • improves information sharing to disrupt scammers
  • works across government and the private sector to stop scams
  • supports law enforcement.

Collecting and sharing scam reports

Currently, around 1 in 3 scams go unreported.

When you report a scam, the information you provide helps us identify the most harmful scams to Australians.

We also use this information to understand how scammers work, who they harm and how we can disrupt and stop them.

We share scam reports with Australian and international law enforcement and regulators to help them investigate and prosecute scammers.

We work with government, industry, law enforcement and the community to make it harder to scam Australians.

Helping you spot and avoid scams 

Working together to stop scams

Many government agencies currently work to prevent scams, each having a different focus.

The National Anti-Scam Centre helps coordinate these efforts.

Our first fusion cell targeted the growing problem of investment scams, which cost Australians more than $1 billion a year.

Fusion cells are time-limited taskforces that target particular scam types. They bring together expertise from different government and private sector participants to address specific, urgent problems.

The National Anti-Scam Centre will coordinate up to 6 fusion cells over 3 years.

Contact us

With your help, we're protecting others from being scammed, and making Australia a harder target for scammers.

You can report a scam, give us feedback or ask a question here

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