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. .
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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