Scammers are very clever. They use many ways to trick people into giving them their personal details or money.
Scammers may contact people pretending to be us or another organisation they trust. This includes saying they’re from a government organisation. Scammers can:
- send emails or texts
- use social media
- send letters in the post, or
- knock on the door in person
Their messages, and what they say, can look and sound authentic. It’s very easy to think it’s real.
We know falling victim to a scam can be distressing but there are many ways people can protect themselves. Our website has helpful information that you can share with people in your community, including:
- how to tell the difference between scams and genuine contact from us, and ways to stay safe online
- current scams, what to do and how to report it if you're contacted
Share our information about scams with people in your community and encourage them to:
- follow us on our social media channels
- subscribe to updates about scams and other news
- bookmark the scams webpage to easily check for alerts
Your community group can also do the same.