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Have you heard about flubot scams? Do you know the ten most common scams in Australia? Do you know how scammers get in touch with people?
Scams Awareness Week will take place on 8 to 12 November 2021. The theme for the week is Let’s talk scams.
According to the ACCC Deputy Chair, Delia Rickard, it is important to talk about scams because staying silent just benefits the scammers. Talking about scams spreads awareness, and that awareness is what empowers us to trust our judgement and avoid scams. Encouraging open, judgement-free conversations about scams is a powerful tool to help people get out of scams sooner, before they lose any more money, or prevent scams altogether.
So, why not start a conversation this Scams Awareness Week? Scamwatch has lots of information about scams, including:
- types of scams
- how to report a scam
- where to get help
- real life stories
Interested in hearing from a lawyer about scams?
As part of Scams Awareness Week, Legal Aid NSW is hosting a webinar for the community about how to spot scams and what to do if you get scammed.
The webinar is being held on November 9 from 1pm - 2pm. It will be available to watch via Legal Aid NSW’s Facebook page or on GoToWebinar.