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!