There are many different types of scams, and they have become more sophisticated over time.

If someone contacts you unexpectedly – whether over the phone, through the post, by email, on a website, in person or on social media – always consider the possibility that it may be a scam.

Scammers go to great lengths to appear trustworthy but there are things you can do to recognise and take action against scams. If it’s possible you are being scammed, figure out what’s happening and what you can do about it.

Watch the video below for more information on common characteristics of scams and how to spot them.

Video transcript

  • Is this a scam?

    Figure out if you are being scammed and what to do about different types of...
  • Scam alerts

    Be aware of recent scams and learn more about how scams work.
  • Help others

    Help a friend or family member to recognise a scam.