If you were scammed or tricked you may not be able to get your money back. It depends on who tricked you. The links below help you work out what to do or call a legal service to get help.

Have a look at the Scamwatch website: https://www.scamwatch.gov.au/

Text based resources about this topic


Avoiding Phone and Internet Scams

This web page gives tells you how to avoid phone and internet scams.

This web page tells you where to go for help if someone scammed you or if you gave someone your personal details and think it was a mistake.

Protect yourself from scams

This web page talks about how to avoid getting scammed and how to know if an email or document is a scam.

Watch videos about this topic



A video explaining what to look for and how to avoid scams.


Stevie’s Scam School: Rebate scam

This video talks about the rebate scam.


Phone Hunters English Version

This video shows you how phone scams work. It tells you what to be careful of when people call you on the phone.


Lottery Scam

This video explains the lottery scam


Glossary: What these words mean


A scam is when someone lies to get money or information from you.

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