Go to whole of WA Government search

Tools to expose scammers

Tools to expose scammers:sunbird

  • Google image search to reveal whether photos have been stolen.

  • Right click ‘properties’ on photos to see when and where they were taken.

  • Search names, organisations and phone numbers online to check their validity.

  • Verify details given by calling numbers sourced independently e.g. the person says they are in xxxx hotel. Ask for the room number. Search the hotel’s number online and call and ask to be put through to the room. Never use a number given by the scammer as their accomplices will answer.

  • Do a BSB number search to see where the bank account is based or whether it’s a pre-paid credit card you are transferring to, which lacks traceability in terms of the owner.

  • If you can find out the IP address of an Internet user, you can get an idea what part of the country or world they're in by using an IP lookup tool.