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Scammers are increasingly using fake charities or impersonating real charities to take advantage of people’s generosity and compassion, with losses reported to the ACCC’s Scamwatch increasing steadily

Scammers swindled nearly $4.7 million from Australian businesses in 2017 according to the ACCC’s latest Targeting scams report – a 23 per cent increase compared to 2016.

SCAMwatch is warning people thinking about buying a franchise or small business to beware of exciting new franchise opportunities that may actually be scams.

… money. Some scammers may call you or email you with emails requesting donations. Scammers may also set up fake … is a trusted source. Don't open suspicious or unsolicited emails (spam)—delete them. Where possible, avoid any arrangement with …

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