Targeting scams

The ACCC produces an annual Targeting scams report, explaining key trends in scam activity and highlighting the impact of scams on the community.

About the report

The Targeting scams report highlights the cooperative work of the ACCC, other regulators and law enforcement agencies to disrupt scams and educate consumers.

2019 report

Targeting scams 2019: a review of scam activity since 2009

Targeting scams 2019: a review of scam activity since 2009

This report provides key findings into 2019 scams, as well as insights into scam trends over the decade. It also includes commentary on the psychological tactics that scammers use to manipulate victims and the lessons learned from people who reported a scam but did not lose money or personal information.

Targeting scams review infographic 2019 (image file download)

Previous reports

See the archive of all Targeting scams reports from 2009.