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How you can help to stop the scammers

Unfortunately, scams and frauds are becoming increasingly common. Consumer Protection has developed WA ScamNet as one method to combat this ever-increasing problem. Here’s how you can help.

May 10, 2024

There are so many types of scams in the community that it can be very hard to identify what is legitimate and what is a scam. Spotting scams and learning how to protect yourself from falling victim will help you avoid losing vital personal information and money.

WA ScamNet provides information on:

  • Different types of scams

  • How to recognise scams

  • What to do if you have received a scam

It also provides links to other useful websites such as WA Police and counselling services for victims.

How can you help?

Report any suspected scams.

Post

If you receive any letter scams post them directly to WA ScamNet (no stamp required) at the following address:

WA ScamNet
Consumer Protection - DEMIRS
Reply Paid 85406
Locked Bag 100
EAST PERTH WA 6892

Online

Visit the WA ScamNet website and fill in the online form.

Phone

Contact the Consumer Protection Contact Centre: 1300 30 40 54 (cost of a local call anywhere in WA)

Book a talk

If you want to know how to spot a scam, book a presentation for your community group about tips on how to spot a scam and what to do if you or someone you know has been targeted by a scammer.

Subscribe to WA ScamNet alerts

Sign up to receive email alerts about new scams and scam trends.

You can also take a look at the Spotting scams fact sheet.

Source: www.scamnet.wa.gov.au

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