The links on this page are for individuals, households and families. I compiled this list of resources that are mostly Australian to help you get started to find out what you need to do. These resources are a great place to start but the list is not exhaustive and I will keep adding to this over time. The advice I provide here is meant for individuals, households and families. We are all in this together so lets have a conversation about cyber security to work it out!
Australians lost over $634 million to scams in 2019. This is a 30 per cent increase on 2018, when $489 million was reported lost.
The greatest losses for individuals in 2019 by type of scam were:
- $126 million lost to investment scams, and
- $83 million lost to dating and romance scams
Investment scam losses reported to Scamwatch increased by 59 per cent in 2019. High-profile investment scams using ‘celebrity’ endorsements contributed to significant individual financial losses