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Protect yourself from scams and fraud

A scam can be where a criminal tricks you into giving them your personal details, or giving them money for a product or service that doesn't exist. Complain about scams and protect yourself from scammers. 

We don't generally investigate scams or fraud. You can report scams to Scamwatch.Scamwatch can help you:

If you receive calls, texts or emails that you do not want, find out how to:

If a company uses your private information and you did not agree, complain to the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner.

Project to reduce phone scams

We are leading a technology project to reduce scams on Australia’s telecommunications networks. It involves experts from the:

  • Australian Competition and Consumer Commission
  • Australian Cyber Security Centre
  • telecommunications industry

Details about the project are in:

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