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WA Scam Warnings

  • WA Seniors Card scam
    WA Seniors Card scam

    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 emails
    Tax phishing emails

    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 Scam
    Flexible Work Scam

    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 Scams
    Travel Scratchie Scams

    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.

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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.

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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-gb3c7f7d47_640 Download a copy of the Spotting scams factsheet


ScamNet Talks

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.

Read more to book a session

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