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Scamwatch, ACCC (Australian Competition and Consumer Commission)

Updated July 2023

On 1 July 2023 the National Anti-Scam Centre, Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), was launched and now incorporates Scamwatch.

Watch out for recent scam activity and types of scams identified at Scamwatch. They give you many tips and tricks to avoid scams and you can report them there too.

“Recent Scam Activity

Types of scams

Investment Warnings:

  • Check before you invest
  • Investment scams
  • Cryptocurrencies – The risk of investing in crypto
  • Crypto scams – Reduce the risk
  • Contracts for difference (CFDs)
  • Investment seminars
  • Binary options – A high-risk, unpredictable investment… really just a gamble
  • Land banking – A property investment scheme with many risks
  • Ponzi schemes – An investment scam that recruits through friends and family
  • Company director fraud – Don’t let a company director steal your cash
  • Forex trading… highly complex and risky
  • What to do if you’ve been scammed – Take these steps fast if you suspect a scam

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