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Stop travelling conmen


Stop travelling conmen is a campaign to protect the Australian community from misleading and deceptive conduct by people pretending to be legitimate tradespeople. It is a joint initiative by all Australian state and territory consumer protection agencies.

Visit the Stop travelling conmen Facebook page for more information and check the interactive incidents map for reports around Australia.

If you are approached by conmen call the National Hotline on 1300 133 408 (8.30am to 5pm, Mon - Fri).

Have you had a phone call or SMS out of the blue?
Phishy email or ‘lucky’ letter?
Unknown knock at the door?
Strange behaviour from an online friend or admirer?

Protect yourself against scammers:

  • Don’t respond: Ignore suspicious emails, letters, house visits, phone calls or SMS – press ‘delete’, throw them out, shut the door or just hang up.
  • Watch out for slick tricks: Scammers use sophisticated tricks to fool you such as fake websites, glossy brochures, technical jargon or posing as someone that you know and trust – don’t fall for them!
  • Don’t let scammers push your buttons: Scammers will play on your emotions to get what they want.
  • Protect your identity: Your personal details are private and invaluable – keep them that way and away from scammers.

Information on a range of topics can be found on the following pages:

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