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WA Scam Warnings
Pet scams: Cute pics but no pet receivedRead More...
Beware of fake websites and social media accounts that claimed to puppies, leaving buyers out of pocket and without a dog.
Fake shipping container websitesRead More...
WA ScamNet has received a number of reports about fake websites claiming to sell discounted shipping containers that are never delivered after payment is made.
The Bitcoin Code and Bitcoin SystemRead More...
WA ScamNet is warning consumers about a binary option trading scam called the Bitcoin System.
Optus customers urged to protect accounts and be on scam alertRead More...
Current and former Optus customers affected by the data breach are being urged by Consumer Protection to be vigilant over the coming weeks for scams and misuse of their identity. Follow our checklist to help protect yourself.
Latest WA ScamNet updates
Watch out for Kimberley flood scams
Consumers are urged to watch out for scammers targeting people who have donated or those who have been affected by the devastating Kimberley floods. ScamNet have made helpful resources for the Kimberley community to download and share on social media and in the community.
- do not respond to random messages on social media
- do not buy gift cards from people you do not know
- only donate to licenced charities or registered fundraisers
- report scams to WA ScamNet so we can warn consumers and shut them down.
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
Selling something online? Beware the scam buyer
How an Australian crypto exchange became a tool for scammers
Inside the call centre scam that lured vulnerable workers to Cambodia and trapped them in the murky world of human trafficking
LastPass says hackers stole customer data, encrypted passwords
The West Australian
Social media giant Twitter hit by cyber attack as 400 million users’ data stolen, hacker claims
Identity theft victim left with eye-watering phone bill
The $400m crisis: How investment scams almost doubled in 12 months
TikTok user recounts New Year's Eve yacht party scam that left revellers high and dry
Have you been getting messages about unclaimed packages? They could be a scam