In 2020, Australians reported losing $851 million to scams.
There are a vast number of scams, with new ones emerging all the time. However, many of them have similar approaches and techniques. It is vital that we remain informed about current scams and put protections in place to reduce the risk of losing money or personal information.
Scams Community Education
Did you know that the Seniors Enquiry Line offers free community education around scams and online safety? If your social group, community centre or village is located within South East Queensland, we may be able to facilitate in person information sessions. We are also able to provide virtual information sessions through ZOOM. The Seniors Enquiry Line also created resources and can provide articles for use in newsletters. For more information about our scams community education, please call 1300 135 500 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
These websites and resources have information about scams, how to recognise them, and how to protect yourself:
- Stay Smart Online
- Office of Fair Trading (Queensland)
- eSafety Commissioner
- Little Black Book of Scams