Where to get help If you've lost money to a scam or given out your personal details to a scammer, you're unlikely to get your money back. However there are steps you can take straight away to limit the damage and protect yourself from further loss. Protect yourself from scams Scammers are getting increasingly sophisticated in their attempts to get your money or personal details. Be alert and protect yourself from being scammed by following our tips. Learn from real life stories Read our real life stories to see how you can learn from these experiences and help stop the scams from spreading. Help a family member A family member who is a target of a scam may be too caught up in the scammer’s web of deceit to recognise they are being scammed. You can play a vital role in protecting your loved one from harm. Protect your small business Protect yourself and your business by being aware of the common scams targeting small businesses. Advice for older Australians Scams target people of all ages and backgrounds, however, some scams are more likely to target older people.