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Report a Scam - Poster Campaign

ReportAScam_ThumbConsumer 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.



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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.


Stevie's Scam School 

Stevie the reformed scammer is back with six new videos aimed at protecting consumers and small businesses from common ‘advance fee fraud’ scams

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Latest Scam Updates

MH17 scams

ACCC reported that fake Facebook profiles had been set up in the names of Australians who lost their lives on MH17 which redirect unassuming visitors to pop-up ad laden blogs and potential malware infection.

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.

Airline credit card phone scam

The ACCC has issued a warning about fraudulent phone calls from people claiming to be from Qantas and Virgin Australia. 

eBay cyber attack

The buying and selling website is urging its 145 million active users to change their passwords after a database containing names, passwords, and address information was subject to a cyber attack.

Phone scam warning - May 2014

Western Australians are being warned about out-of-the-blue phone calls from scammers pretending to represent a government or other well-known organisation and asking for money.

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.

Gwen Roberts Facebook Lottery scam

Reports of an International Facebook Lottery scam featuring a ficticious officer have been received by WA ScamNet.

Jupiter Group clairvoyant scams

A US-based publishing house called Jupiter Group is behind a number of clairvoyant scams arriving in mailboxes across Western Australia. 

Death of WA romance fraud victim

Nigerian authorities have arrested a man who allegedly defrauded the late Jette Jacobs from WA in a romance scam.

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.

Greenery Tourism

Greenery Holiday out of Malaysia have rebranded in an attempt to scam again.

Money collecting monks

Consumer Protection is investigating reports of shaven headed men in brown coloured robes asking for charitable donations..

Tech support phone scam

Phone scammers are posing as tech support, and the money being lost to these scammer is increasing.

Media

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Scams in the news

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Recent scam warnings

ACCC's SCAMwatch: Beware of scammers taking advantage of the Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 tragedy

ACMA released a warning as scammers claim to be representatives of the Do Not Call Register.

Stay Smart Online warning about blackmail attempts through video services like Skype.

A warning to beware of scammers taking advantage of the ballot to attend the 100th anniversary of the Gallipoli campaign. - ScamWatch 

The Australian Federal Police (AFP) - warning after a Perth couple were used as drug mules after responding to holiday prize scam.

(Recent warnings will be removed after four weeks and posted in the news articles page.)


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