Fact Sheets

How To Identify & Avoid Scams


Explore hints and tips for avoiding scams and safeguarding your money online and in the real world.


Learn about common types of scams, including investment scams, email & phone scams, credit card & eftpos scams, threat & extortion scams, and online scams.


Discover what to do and who to call if you spot or suspect a scam.

For as long as people have had money, con artists have been devising ways to steal it – otherwise known as scams.

This Fact Sheet examines the different types of scams and offers 12 tips for avoiding scams both online and offline.