Help for Victims
If you are a victim of a scam, you may find personal and or financial counselling useful. Some of these services listed below are free, using others you may be eligible for a rebate.
You can also find a private psychologist via the Australian Psychological Society. If you want to access the Medicare rebates for psychological counselling you will need to choose a psychologist who is a registered Medicare psychology provider. There is a link on the Society’s website that will provide you with this list.
MoneySmart recommends a number of agencies who are able to provice free credit history reports to help identify possible fraud.
The WA Government’s Victim Support Service has a useful website which includes an online directory of service providers. The service can help explain some of the effects crime can have on a person as well as information on helping you understand your rights within the criminal justice systems.
iDcare is a government funded organisation offering a free personalised support for people who may be at risk of identity theft due to a house burglary, stolen wallet or responding to a scam email.
You can also print the victims of fraud fact sheet to keep this information handy or to give to someone you know who might need assistance.
1800 333 000
There are several agencies in Western Australia that offer free or low cost financial counselling. Here are some you can contact:
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