Scams Awareness Week 2022 takes place 7-11 November
24 Oct 2022
This Scams Awareness Week, the ACCC is encouraging us to learn ways to identify scams and take the time to check whether an offer or contact is genuine before we act on it.
With scammers continually developing new ways to catch people out, we need to increase our vigilance in checking for those little clues that can alert us that something is a scam.
Scams cost Australian consumers, businesses, and the economy hundreds of millions of dollars each year and cause serious emotional harm to victims and their families.
In 2021 Australians made more than 286,600 reports to Scamwatch and reported losses of around $324 million. By the end of August this year, Australians had lost even more with reported losses of over $381 million.
As alarming as these numbers are, we know that around one third of people who are scammed never tell anyone, so the true numbers are probably much higher.
Visit this page on the Scams Awareness Week (https://www.scamwatch.gov.au/news-alerts/scams-awareness-week-2022) to get more information and tips on how to protect yourself from scams .
If you are in Darwin, you can also come along and learn about scams and get help to improve your digital literacy with Hailey from with nbn™ in face to face events.
- 1 Nov – Intro to Windows 10 & 11
- 15 Nov – Intro to MyGov
- 29 Nov – Scams Awareness
Spillett House, 65 Smith Street, Darwin. All sessions 10am to 11.30am. Contact Lorna 08 8941 1004 to book/ for more details during office hours.