Scams Target You - Protect Yourself

This is the key message of a two-week consumer fraud and scams awareness campaign organised by the Australasian Consumer Fraud Taskforce.

On February 24 Fraud Fortnight will be launched in Australia and New Zealand with the aim of increasing awareness and protecting all Australians from fraud and scams.

The first week of the campaign focuses on Seduction - the too good to be true type of scams, eg. promises of easy money, lottery wins, prizes or true love. The second week focuses on Deception - identity fraud type scams, eg. phishing and other forms of scams seeking to obtain people's personal information.

So, during Fraud Fortnight make sure you visit Scamwatch, the government's consumer fraud prevention portal, to make sure you know how to recognise and avoid fraud and scams.