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Project Sunbird aims to stop online relationship fraud which has already left Western Australians giving scammers over $4.5 million


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WA Scam Warnings

Onsalemarketdeals and directonlinedeals websites

Do not place orders with the website directonlinedeals.com.au or onsalemarketdeals.com as WA ScamNet investigates if the website is fraudulent.

Department of Human Services Phishing Email Scam

A number of phone calls have been received in regards to a possible email scam appearing to be from the Department of Human Services.

Centrelink calls may be a scam

Scammers pretending to be Centrelink staff have potentially fleeced thousand of dollars from Western Australians. 

Car Accident Compensation Phone Scam

Scammers are offering compensation for a car accident in an attempt to obtain personal information from victims. 

Online Loan Scam - Finance Money Australia

Consumers looking for loans online are again being stung by paying fees or insurance charges upfront to scammers who have stolen the identity of legitimate credit providers.

MALWARE ALERT! Cybercriminals Targeting Android Devices

 Don't get infected by Marcher malware which is targeting Android devices. 

Welcome Wall name scam

A migrant family whose names appear on Fremantle’s Welcome Walls has been the target of a scam attempt

Faithful Vacation

The Malaysian scratchcard scam has proven to be a winner for fraudsters. The scammers not only take your money but set you up so they can potentially steal your identity too. 

Health service providers target of email scam

A business scam that has previously focussed on accommodation providers and the motor vehicle industry in WA is now targeting health service providers.

Media

2015 scam review 2015 Scam Review - Ch 9 News (27/01/2015) More...

Scams in the media

Consumer action grants scam - Consumer Action Law Centre

Cost of scams for WA victims halved in 2015 - Minister Mischin

WhatsApp under another attack of cyber criminals - whatsappfor.org

Indigenous consumers lost $740,000 to scams last year - accc.gov.au

Reports

2015 Scam review report (PDF)

This report analyses the losses and number of victims of scams and consumer fraud in WA. The data comes from two sources: Consumer Protection’s WA ScamNet service and Project Sunbird.

Resources

Help for victims of fraud factsheet (PDF)

Email scam examples