Scams target people of all backgrounds, ages and income levels across Australia. There is no one group of people who are more likely to become a victim of a scam. Link is designed to help individuals and small businesses protect themselves from scams.

Many scams originate overseas or take place over the internet, making them very difficult to track down and prosecute. If you lose money to a scam, it is unlikely that you will be able to recover your loss.

Administered by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, SCAMwatch tells consumers how to recognise, prevent and report scams.

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