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Avoiding scams

Anybody can fall for a scam. It's important to be aware of how to recognise, avoid and report a scam.

There are a number of websites dedicated to helping consumers and small businesses be more aware. Find out more by visiting the websites below.

Consumer Affairs Victoria

Consumer Affairs Victoria has a range of materials available to help consumers and small businesses protect themselves against common scams.


Scamwatch is run by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC). It provides information to consumers and small businesses about how to recognise, avoid and report scams.

Australian Taxation Office

The Australia Taxation Office (ATO) website provides information on how to verify alleged contact from the ATO, how to report suspicious ATO related emails and examples of the types of scams that you may encounter.