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Contact WA ScamNet to report a scam.
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
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.
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
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.
Help for victims of fraud factsheet (PDF)