Is someone trying to scam you? Search our scam list. Read about how scams work and tips to avoid their traps.
WA Scam Warnings
PayID impersonation scamsRead More...
Consumers wanting to sell second-hand goods on online platforms are warned to watch-out for Pay ID impersonation scams when organising payments.
Pet scams: Cute pics but no pet receivedRead More...
Beware of fake websites and social media accounts that claimed to puppies, leaving buyers out of pocket and without a dog.
Fake shipping container websitesRead More...
WA ScamNet has received a number of reports about fake websites claiming to sell discounted shipping containers that are never delivered after payment is made.
The Bitcoin Code and Bitcoin SystemRead More...
WA ScamNet is warning consumers about a binary option trading scam called the Bitcoin System.
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Watch out for the CROCs!
Concerned about identity theft, scams and cybercrime?
Visit one of the FREE community Cyber Resilience Outreach Clinics (CROC) events in Perth and regional WA for valuable information on hi-tech, deceptive and persuasive tricks used by cyber criminals.
You will also find out about IDCARE resources and how you can access free community support services.
Learn more about IDCARE’s free CROC community events.
Help for spotting scams
The spotting scams fact sheet covers:
- Scams such as hot deals and finance, urgent threats and phishing scams
- Protecting your personal information, passwords, your computer / smart device
- Tips when using social media or online dating
- Tips on protecting your money
Download a copy of the Spotting scams factsheet
Do you want to know how to spot a scam?
We regularly run presentations to groups about tips on how to spot a scam and what to do if you or someone you know has been targeted by a scammer.
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WA Scam Media
Selling something online? Beware the scam buyer
How an Australian crypto exchange became a tool for scammers
Inside the call centre scam that lured vulnerable workers to Cambodia and trapped them in the murky world of human trafficking
LastPass says hackers stole customer data, encrypted passwords
The West Australian
Social media giant Twitter hit by cyber attack as 400 million users’ data stolen, hacker claims
Identity theft victim left with eye-watering phone bill
The $400m crisis: How investment scams almost doubled in 12 months
TikTok user recounts New Year's Eve yacht party scam that left revellers high and dry
Have you been getting messages about unclaimed packages? They could be a scam