Scams

Types of scams and the appropriate investigative authority.

Scams from interstate or overseas

Any matters relating to phishing; and money mule recruitment. Report this to Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC).

For more information please go to online fraud, ScamNet and SCAMwatch.

Requests for money - advanced fee fraud

If you have responded to an email or a telephone call relating to the promise of the payment of money, if you pay a fee to release those funds.
Contact the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) and Major Fraud Squad on (08) 9220 0700 – “Operation Sunbird.”

Information regarding requests for money please go to requests for money - advanced fee fraud, ScamNet and SCAMwatch. Financial and investment scams

Any matters relating to fake companies and investment offers. Report this to Australian Security and Investment Commission (ASIC).

Phoney fraud alerts or 'phishing' scams

Report this to your bank/financial institution, as well as Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) and Australian Security and Investment Commission (ASIC).

For more information including how to protect yourself, please go to credit card and online fraud.

Local scams (door to door – itinerant traders scams)

Any matters relating to people who knock on your door unexpectedly offering cheap deals, requesting cash up front and making you feel pressured to accept their offer. Report this to ScamNet.

For more information including how to protect yourself, please go to the itinerant traders page.

Spam emails

Any matters relating to unsolicited commercial electronic messaging that offers or advertises the supply of goods or services, land, business or investment opportunities. Report this to Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA).

For more information and how to protect yourself, please go to the spam page on this website.

Inappropriate online content

Any stored, offensive online material is prohibited and is to be reported to the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA).

For more information in relation to this type of offence please go to Internet safety, or go to ScamNet or SCAMwatch on the Internet.