The Black Book Of Nigerian Spams
Every year, Australians lose millions of dollars
to the activities of scammers who bombard us with online, mail,
door-to-door and telephone scams.
SCAMS DO NOT DISCRIMINATE
Scams target people of all backgrounds, ages and income levels.
Fake lotteries, advance-fee frauds, get-rich-quick schemes and miracle
health cures are some of the favoured means of separating the unwary
from heir money. New varieties of these scams appear all the time.
We have seen the devastating effects scams can have on people and
their families. One of the best ways to combat this kind of fraud
is to help you take measures to prevent yourself being caught out
in the first place.
If you want to stay on top of scams, visit our SCAMwatch website
(www.scamwatch.gov.au). SCAMwatch contains information on dozens
of different scams targeting consumers and small businesses, tips
on guarding against scams, victim stories from Australian consumers,
regular scam alerts and advice on reporting a scam.
Just remember: if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is!