Managing Risks of Scams

You can protect your business from scams by following these tips:

Don’t respond
Ignore suspicious emails, letters, house visits, phone calls or SMS – press ‘delete’, throw them out, shut the door or just hang up.

Watch out for slick tricks
Scammers use sophisticated tricks to fool you such as fake websites, glossy brochures, technical jargon or posing as someone that you know and trust – don’t fall for them!

Don’t let scammers push your buttons
Scammers will play on your hopes and dreams to get what they want.  Romance scams hurt emotionally as well as financially – protect your self.

Protect your identity
Your personal details are private and invaluable – keep them that way and away from scammers.

More information on how to protect your business from scams is available on the Fair Trading website. If you have spotted a scam, or unfortunately been a victim, you can report it on the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s ScamWatch website.

Protecting yourself from Scams

Scams from overseas

A Suncorp Phishing Scam

Two Scams in Pacific North