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.
Australian Consumer Fraud Taskforce scam survey 2013
Have you been the victim of scam? Fill in the scam survey.
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 23/04/2013