How to stop a false claim from being made about you by a ‘scammer’ from selling something you don’t need article How not to fall for a scammer’s scam article How people should respond to a scammy e-mail article What is a scam?
What are the legal consequences of a scam and when should you report it?
How to stop your online account being hackedHow to protect your financial informationWhen to report a scamA scammer will tell you to ‘file a report’ or ‘report a scam’.
What is that exactly?
How do you report a false scam?
What is a fraud claim?
What happens when you report your bank account being used as a fake account?
A fraud claim can be made against a business, company or individual.
It’s a legal action against the company, business or individual that you think is committing fraud.
The first step is to check whether the scammer is the one who made the claim.
If the person making the claim has not contacted you or contacted you about the claim, then the scam is likely a fake.
If the claim is false, then you should immediately call the person who made it, or email the person.
The second step is then to try to contact the person that made the false claim.
If you contact the scamper, you can ask for proof that the person is who they say they are, such as their name, address, phone number or email address.
If they do not respond, you should contact the police or social services.
If they don’t respond, or if you are unable to contact them, then contact the local police station.
If police tell you they have received an allegation, but the scampering person has not responded, then it’s likely they have made a false allegation.
If you receive a false complaint, it’s best to contact an independent investigation agency such as the Australian Consumer Law Centre or Consumer Protection.
How to report fraud on your behalfHow to check if you have been scammedHow to avoid being scammedWhen you receive false or misleading information from a scamming personHow to identify scammersThe best way to check for a fraud on you is to call a fraud hotline.
You can call the Fraud Helpline on 1800 899 789.
You will need to make sure you are on the number you have registered on the fraud hotline and you will be asked to make a call.
If there are no numbers on the phone, or you can’t get on the line, then police will be able to help.
If your bank has refused to process your withdrawal request, or they have not issued you a debit card, you will need a credit card.
If a person claims to be an agent of the bank, they will need your bank details.
You can check your bank’s statement for fraud and/or identity theft on the website of your bank.
You may also be able ask a bank to check your credit report for fraud or identity theft.
This could include:If you have made payment with a debit or credit card, this will indicate a bank that may be fraudulent.
If this does not happen, you may have been charged with a credit fraud charge.
If these charges are found to be correct, you are being charged with fraud.
If fraud is discovered, you could lose your money or be charged with money laundering.
The law may also prevent you from being charged for a financial offence.
For more information, see the Australian Federal Police website for more information on bank and financial crime and the Australian Securities and Investments Commission website for information on financial offences.