Scams Awareness – What to look for

What to look for

It’s easier to spot a scam if you know what to look for. Be careful if:

  • someone you don’t know contacts you out of the blue
  • someone asks you to pay for something or give them money by unusual payment methods
  • such as gift cards, wire transfers or cryptocurrencies
  • someone you’ve never met in person asks for money
  • something sounds too good to be true – like an online shopping deal or you’ve won a
  • competition, have unclaimed inheritance, or been invited to invest in an ‘amazing’ scheme
  • someone asks you to pay for something in advance – especially by an unusual payment method
  • someone asks you for personal information – like your bank details or passwords or access to your computer
  • someone pressures you into buying something or making a decision quickly.

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Further information and reading

Source: Information is provided by Australian Competition & Consumer Commission

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