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Report a scam 

Many people are scammed every year in Australia and it is often difficult to identify and track down the scammers. If you have been scammed, think you may have been scammed or believe that someone is trying to scam you, take the time to report it. It might just help in the fight against scams.

Before you report a scam

Check our Recent scams web page. We may have already assessed the scam you want to report. Our advice on any scam in this list is to ignore the notification or offer and do not reply, even in jest.

Scams from NSW

If the scam originates from New South Wales or you know the name of the business or trader and they are located in NSW, you can report the scam to the NSW Fair Trading online through Lodge a complaint, call 13 32 20 or in person at one of our Fair Trading Centres.

Scams from outside NSW and overseas

If the scam originates from outside NSW or overseas, you can report it via SCAMwatch. SCAMwatch is a website run by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) and provides information to consumers and small businesses about how to recognise, avoid and report scams.

For more information, visit or call 1300 795 995.

Scam Buster phone app

Report a scam from your phone. Get NSW Fair Trading's free mobile app - Scam Buster.

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