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.
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.
Practical tips to protect yourself from scams and fraud.
You can also visit:
- the Scamwatch website to help you recognise, report and protect yourself from scams
- the Stay Smart Online website to learn how you can protect your personal and financial information online
- the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission website to get a copy of the Little Black Book of Scams
- the Privacy Awareness Week website to complete the self assessment ID theft tool.
Last reviewed 16/09/2013