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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
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.
The ACCC reported that fake Facebook profiles, set up in the names of Australians who lost their lives on MH17, 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.
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.
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
NAB is warning customers to delete an SMS claiming that unusual activity has been detected on their bank accounts
ASIC has released a warning about Foreign Exchange scams
SCAMwatch warning Indigenous consumers to watch out for scams
WA Police have release a warning about a West Perth man arrested for a series of fraud offences
ATO is warning about tax scammers targeting last minute lodgers
ACCC warns about carbon tax repeal scams
(Recent warnings will be removed after four weeks and posted in the news articles page.)
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