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Scams and fraud

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Many complaints we receive are from victims of scams and fraud.

Unfortunately, because most scams originate outside of Australia, Queensland´s laws cannot protect the victims, so they have no way to get their money back.

Common scams
A list of common scams from the Scamwatch website. Learn to recognise and avoid these scams.

Report a scam
Tell us if you become the victim of a scam or you spot a scam.

Protect yourself
Practical tips to protect yourself from scams and fraud.

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You can keep yourself informed about the latest scams by subscribing to Scamwatch and Stay Smart Online´s email alert service.

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Last reviewed 16/09/2013

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