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WA Scam Warnings

  • PayID impersonation scams
    PayID impersonation scams

    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 received
    Pet scams: Cute pics but no pet received

    Beware of fake websites and social media accounts that claimed to puppies, leaving buyers out of pocket and without a dog.

  • Fake shipping container websites
    Fake shipping container websites

    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 System
    The Bitcoin Code and Bitcoin System

    WA ScamNet is warning consumers about a binary option trading scam called the Bitcoin System.

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Latest WA ScamNet updates

Please note: WA ScamNet has a scheduled maintenance update at 2:30pm Friday 2 June.  It may cause a slight disruption to the availability of the website and we apologise for any inconvenience.


Watch out for the CROCs! 

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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-gb3c7f7d47_640 Download a copy of the Spotting scams factsheet


ScamNet Talks

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.

Read more to book a session

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