Scams

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 sel@uccommunity.org.au

Useful resources

These websites and resources have information about scams, how to recognise them, and how to protect yourself:

  • If you come across something that you are concerned might be a scam, contact Seniors Enquiry Line to talk it over on 1300 135 500 or (07) 3867 2500.