Scams and identity theft

Scams can seem genuine, as scammers try to make them look or sound real to trick you.

There are ways you can spot a scam. Find out how to know if it’s a scam.

There are things you can do to protect your personal information and reduce the risk of a scam. Find out how to protect against scams.

If you think a scam might affect you, or you spot a scam, there are things you can do. Read what to do if a scam has affected you for more details.

If you’re worried about a scam, call the Scams and Identity Theft Helpdesk or email this helpdesk for information, help and advice.

Page last updated: 7 November 2022