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Scams, ripoffs and frauds are becoming more and more commonplace. Consumer Protection has developed WA ScamNet as one method of combatting this ever increasing problem.
Watch out for Kimberley flood scams involving social media targeting generous donors wanting to help the Kimberley community.
Top tip to avoid being scammed when donating cash, always go through licensed charities.
There are so many types of scams out in the community, 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.
Read our fact sheet for tips on how to protect yourself, a friend or family member.
What is WA ScamNet?
WA ScamNet profiles the most prevalent scams targeting Western Australians and provides information on different types of scams, how to recognise scams, and 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.
Simply send in your suspect emails and letters, Consumer Protection can identify the most prevalent scams and provide information to law enforcement agencies here in Australia and overseas.
You can help by
Go to the WA ScamNet website for more information.