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National Scams Awareness Week 2018

National Scams Awareness Week is an annual awareness-raising week run by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission. This Scams Awareness Week runs from 21 – 25 May 2018 and we are urging Australians to be on the lookout for threat-based impersonation scams by taking a moment to ask ‘is this for real?’

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Threat-based impersonation scams

Threat-based impersonation scams are common and can be scary or traumatic for the victim. 

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Scams Awareness Week resource kit

We encourage you to share these resources with your staff, customers and stakeholders to help them identify and protect themselves from threat-based impersonation scams.

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Where to get help

Falling victim to an online scam, virus or other internet nasty can be frustrating and unpleasant—but help is always available.