Internet Fraud - Cybercrime

Reporting and advice

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  • ACORN - Australian Cybercrime Online Reporting Network (govt) - ACORN Reporting - The Australian Cybercrime Online Reporting Network (ACORN) is a secure reporting and referral service for cybercrime and online incidents which may be in breach of Australian law. Certain reports will be directed to Australian law enforcement and government agencies for further investigation.
  • Scamwatch - operated by the ACCC
  • Federal Police - High-tech Crime investigation and action | report a commonwealth crime
  • Phishtank - report phishing

    Report any scams or fraud to State Consumer Affairs offices:

    New South Wales- Office of Fair Trading
    Report a scam

    Victoria - Consumer Affairs Victoria
    Report a scam

    Queensland - Office of Fair Trading
    Report a scam

    Western Australia - Department of Consumer and Employment Protection
    Report a scam

    South Australia - Office of Consumer and Business Affairs
    Report scam - via Scamwatch

    Tasmania - Consumer Affairs and Fair Trading
    Report a scam via Scamwatch and Acorn

    ACT - Office of Fair Trading
    Scam information

    Northern Territory - Consumer and Business Affairs
    Scam information


    BEWARE! the website claims to be able to check for you such things as Australian criminal records, driver licence records and credit reports. The site is configured in such a way that one cannot contact the site or obtain support unless you sign-up and pay a fee. Beware, this is a scam. Such Australian records cannot be accessed without written consent from the subject of a search.


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