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Slam Scams Campaign

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Have you ever received a phone call or SMS out of the blue, a phishy  email or ‘lucky’ letter, an unknown knock at the door or a strange request from an online friend or admirer?

 National Consumer Fraud Week 2012 is all about raising awareness of scam delivery methods so that you can identify and slam a scam at the point of contact. That’s why the theme is “slam scams!”.

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Here are some tips to keep scammers at arm’s length:

  • DON’T RESPOND - Ignore suspicious emails, letters, house visits, phone calls or SMS – press ‘delete’, throw them out, shut the door or just hang up

  • WATCH OUT FOR SLICK TRICKS - Scammers use sophisticated tricks to fool you such as fake websites, glossy brochures, technical jargon or posing as someone that you know and trust – don’t fall for them!

  • DON’T LET SCAMMERS PUSH YOUR BUTTONS - Scammers will play on your emotions to get what they want

  • PROTECT YOUR IDENTITY - Your personal details are private and invaluable – keep them that way and away from scammers

ACCC's Top Scams for 2011

Background to Fraud Week

Background to Fraud Week

Fraud Week is an initiative of the Australasian Consumer Fraud Taskforce(ACFT). The Taskforce was formed in March 2005 and comprises more than 20 government regulatory agencies and departments with responsibility for consumer protection regarding frauds and scams.

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