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WA Scam Warnings
WA Seniors Card scamRead More...
Western Australian seniors are being targeted by scammers through a scam WA Seniors Card website requesting money and multiple forms of personal identification.
Tax phishing emailsRead More...
WA ScamNet has renewed its warnings about fake tax communications after fresh reports of emails claiming to be from the ATO. Do not click on any links. Just delete it.
Flexible Work ScamRead More...
People seeking jobs with flexible work conditions, such as working from home need to watch-out for job scams that attempt to steal your money, rather than make you any.
Travel Scratchie ScamsRead More...
WA ScamNet is advising consumers to be on the lookout for a scratchie scam sent to their letterbox. We advise not to respond as you will not receive any prize money. Do not send any financial or personal information as it could be used in identity theft scams.
Latest WA ScamNet updates
National Anti-Scam Centre (NASC)
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) is setting up a new platform called National Anti-Scam Centre (NASC) to make Australia a harder target for scammers. This centre will work across government and private sectors to protect Australians from scams, raise awareness about harmful scams and how to avoid them and will take enforcement action when appropriate. For more information about this centre please visit the NASC website.
Help for spotting scams
The spotting scams fact sheet covers:
- Scams such as hot deals and finance, urgent threats and phishing scams
- Protecting your personal information, passwords, your computer / smart device
- Tips when using social media or online dating
- Tips on protecting your money
Download a copy of the Spotting scams factsheet
Do you want to know how to spot a scam?
We regularly run presentations to groups about tips on how to spot a scam and what to do if you or someone you know has been targeted by a scammer.
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WA Scam Media
NAB removes links from text messages to foil scammers
The New Daily
Experts warn of rise in scammers using AI to mimic voices of loved ones in distress
How to protect your kids against online financial scams
WA teenage boys aged 16 to 17 most at risk to fall victim to sextortion scams according to police
The West Australian
Google warns of Gmail tech support impersonation scam
Scams to watch out for
Urgent warning over new Australia Post text scam
Consumer watchdog issues warning about tax scam
WA man issues warning after waking up to find $15k drained from his ANZ credit account