Thousands of Victorians are scammed every year. Scammers often target older people using face-to-face, telephone and online methods. However there are things you can do to protect yourself.
The Scamwatch website, run by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, helps consumers and small businesses to recognise, avoid and report scams. For timely alerts about the latest scams, you can also subscribe to the Scamwatch Radar newsletter.
Identity theft is a growing area of concern. IDCARE, Australia and New Zealand’s national identity and cyber support service, helps people with identity and cyber security concerns. Through IDCARE’s free individual support service, you can access a tailored plan to respond to identity theft or cybersecurity concerns. The IDCARE website also has facts sheets, videos, apps and tools to help you protect yourself from identity theft and associated scams.