Australia: How to Report a Scam in Australia

How to Report a Fraud or Scam in Australia

If you have observed a scam or been the victim of a scam, spam or fraud in Australia and want to report it for enforcement, here is a list of where to report different types of scams. In some cases there is more than one agency to contact.  Some scams fit into more than one category, also.

Be sure to contact your bank or credit card company if you have given out credit card numbers, bank account information, etc.

And we will track and post more examples, so please forward a copy to us - see the email address at the top of this page or cut and paste the email into our feedback form!

How to report different types of scams:

Reporting Scams, Frauds and Crimes in Australia Australia Scamwatch

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) is the only national agency dealing with general consumer protection and restrictive trade practices matters. The SCAMwatch website is published and maintained by the ACCC.

You can report a scam to the ACCC electronically by filling out the report a scam form below. This form will go directly to the ACCC's Infocentre staff.

Report a scam to the ACCC (electronic form opens in new window)

You can also report a scam by phoning the ACCC Infocentre on 1300 302 502. The Infocentre is staffed between the hours of 8.30 am and 6 pm.

New Zealand

And please let us know about any suspicious calls or emails you receive.  We look for patterns so that we can alert the authorities and victims to new scams, before it is too late!




For a comprehensive list of national and international agencies to report scams, see this page.