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Report a Scam - Poster Campaign
Consumer Protection has used National Consumer Fraud Week to launch an initiative, which involves posters being distributed to police stations and wire transfer outlets across Western Australia in a bid to prevent relationship fraud victims from sending money to overseas scammers.
The posters have been produced as part of Project Sunbird – a joint anti-fraud initiative with WA Police.
Project Sunbird, a Western Australian Police initiative, in conjunction with Consumer Protection, aims to stop online relationship fraud victims sending money to overseas-based criminals. Relationship fraud has left Western Australians with broken hearts and bank balances ($4.5 million heartbreaking fraud losses) and has resulted in at least one associated death.
Contact WA ScamNet to report a scam
Latest Scam Updates
Leon Shipard / AndThanks2U / MyFuelClub
Invest some cash and recruit others who pay to join, then you’ll get rich quick from the members under you in the system. What they don’t tell you in the hard-sell is that pyramid selling schemes are illegal and ALL collapse at some point. It might not just be money you lose; if you’ve roped in friends or family, you might suffer a breakdown in relationships too.
WA drivers targeted in latest PayPal scam
Consumer Protection is warning WA drivers not to respond to a scam email inviting them to renew their licence via PayPal.
AusPost fake email leads to ransomware
The AusPost phishing email scam is back, this time with a sinister twist. Recipients are being duped into installing crypto-style "ransomware", which locks down computer systems until the owners pay a ransom to have the restriction removed.
Online blackmail scam targets students
Students are being warning about an online blackmail scam, whereby scammers are trying to extort money from students visiting essay chat forums. Scammers gain personal information and create spoof emails from universities in order to trap students into paying up big bucks.
West Perth man arrested for a series of real estate fraud offences
Perth City Detectives have arrested a West Perth man for a series of offences, whereby he allegedly recieved security bonds and advance rent for properties he had no authority to rent, targeting mostly international victims. Anyone who has concerns or knowledge regarding this man is asked to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
Mining & Resource Media fake invoice scam
A warning has been issued to the public not to deal with Peter Noel Anthony Sorensen and the business entities Construction Mining & Resource Media and Mining & Resource Media.
Bogus electricity bill email phishing scam
A bogus electricity bill email is doing the rounds in the latest email phishing attempt. Clicking the link on this email scam could result in malicious software (malware) being installed onto your computer.
Fake iTunes receipt phishing email
Email claiming to be from Apple's iTunes store lists expensive orders supposedly charged to the user's account. But clicking this link will give the scammers secure personal details.
Yellow Page directory scam returns
WA businesses have been receiving bogus order forms and invoices for unauthorised directory listings and advertising from scammers mimicking the Yellow Pages name and logo.
Tech support phone scam
Phone scammers are posing as tech support, and the money being lost to these scammer is increasing.
Scams in the news
Read the latest online external news articles liked by WA ScamNet.
Lastest releases from Consumer Protection and WA ScamNet:
- 26 August 2014 - Massive haul of scam mail destroyed
- 7 August 2014 - Perth seniors targeted in ATO scam
Recent scam warnings
Nine social media scams you need to know - Trend Micro
The Guardian is warning about a 'Grand Theft Auto V' torrent scam that is hitting PC Gamers
Don't get caught out by this Ebola-themed malware scam reports itproportal.com
Bitdefender warns Australians of "Wolf of Wall Street" style penny stock scam
ACCC are warning consumers to watch out for travel scams
(Recent warnings will be removed after four weeks and posted in the news articles page.)
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