Don’t get scammed!

It’s Global Consumer Fraud month!  Around the world government and consumer agencies are promoting consumer fraud prevention strategies!  (And through the Australasian Consumer Fraud Taskforce asking you to take a survey)

Here at the library we’ve done our bit with a web guide to resources (including WA ScamNet) that will help you avoid Scams, Swindles, Frauds and Hoaxes

So if :

  • You’re told you’ve won a prize in an overseas lottery (but you don’t remember entering…)
  • You’re offered a share of millions of dollars, just for allowing it to pass through your bank account….
  • You’re offered a “business opportunity” too good to refuse – why would you pass up the chance to be rich?
  • You’re told you can earn money or goods or support a charity just by forwarding an email to all your friends…
  • …remember that if it looks too good to be true, it probably is – and use the resources on our Scams page to confirm it!

    One thought on “Don’t get scammed!

    1. Hi Edward, If you’re concerned about a possible scam you need to report it to an appropriate government authority. Use the links on our Scams page to find Australian or US authorities. If you aren’t in Australia or the US ask your local library for help! However remember that if something looks too good to be true it probably is!

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