This year’s Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC) and Scams Awareness Network’s (SAN) Scams Awareness Week will be held the week of 8 – 12 November 2021.
The theme for this year is let’s talk scams, to encourage all Australians to talk about scams with family, friends, and colleagues to raise awareness, educate, and empower consumers to protect themselves.
ACCC’s Scamwatch reported that Australians lost $176.1 million to scams last year, up by 23.1 per cent from 2019. Statistics like these provide a good reminder that scams are ongoing, very active, and are becoming more sophisticated.
Our association is continuing to be a campaign partner of Scams Awareness Week and will provide several resources from the ACCC over the coming months. These resources provide information that you can use to protect yourself and others from falling victim to scams. We encourage all our ISP members to check the content and share it with your customers.
If you would like any further information about current scams or would like to see scam statistics within Australia, please refer to the ACCC website.