Types of scams
The types of scams that Scamwatch covers.
Scammers are constantly coming up with new ways to scam. It's their day job. It could be taking money for goods that don’t exist. Or tricking you into giving them access to your PC. There are countless ways scammers may try to draw you in.
Tell tale signs
The good news is you’re less likely to fall for a scam if you can spot some of the usual signs. Most scams follow basic patterns. This section lists the hallmarks of different types of scams.
Do your homework
You have less chance of being scammed if you do some research before handing over your cash. Do an online search of the company or person’s name with the word ‘scam’ after it. It may bring up stories of other people who have experienced the same scam.