Please also refer to our PHONES page, for phone scams.

Please note texts from 0444 444 444 are NOT a scam. Please refer to our CONTACT LIST page for more details.

Australian Charities & Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC)

Search the ACNC Charity Register external-link
Before clicking on a link to donate online, make sure you know who is receiving your donation.

ACMA – Australian Communications and Media Authority external-link

ACCC – Australian Competition & Consumer Commission external-link

Definition & Advice external-link
Little Black Book of Scams (pdf to download) external-link
Scamwatch external-link
To report a Scam
Where to get help external-link
Steps you can take straight away to limit the damage and protect yourself from further loss.
Online Resourcesexternal-link
Publications, Videos, and links

ACMA – Australian Communications and Media Authority external-link

To report a spam SMS mobile message:
Forward the SMS to 0429 999 888

ACORN – Australian Cybercrime Online Reporting Network external-link

– now replaced by the Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) below

ACSC – Australian Cyber Security Centre external-link

previously ACORN – Australian Cybercrime Online Reporting Network

ACSC Alert Service external-link
Provides easy-to-understand online safety & security information and solutions to help protect internet users at home, at work and on mobile devices.

Report CyberCrime at ReportCyber external-link
To report cybercrime online [cybercrime includes cyber abuse, online image abuse, online shopping fraud, romance fraud, identity theft, email compromise, internet fraud, ransomware or malware.]

ASIC – Australian Securities and Investments Commission’s MoneySmart external-link

Where to Report Different Scams external-link
Banking & Credit Card Scams external-link

Australian Government

Department of Human Services external-link
Scams and your online security

Office of the eSafety Commmissioner external-link
eSafetyWomen – Scams external-link

Australian Tax Office
To verify or report a scam external-link

Craigslist Safety Advice external-link

Equifax external-link

To check your credit report (an indicator if you’ve been a victim of ID Theft)

Other Credit Reporting Agencies: Illion, Experian
Disclaimer: NHW cannot endorse a product or service – please do your own research.

Fair Trading NSW external-link

Consumer Warnings external-link
Travelling Conmen external-link
To report, Travelling Conman Hotline Phone: 1300 133 408 (8:30am – 5pm Mon-Fri).

Hoax-slayer external-link

Fact-checking website, to de-bunk false stories and hoaxes

ID Care external-link

Phone: 1800 595 160 Support after you’re scammed
Various Fact Sheets to download, including advice on Credit Reporting Agencies, Mandarin Phone Scam, Social Media, Your Rights, Relationship Scams, etc.

National Cyber Security Alliance

StaySafeOnline external-link

NSW Police external-link

To Protect Yourself Online crime prevention video external-link
To protect yourself from scammers video external-link

Service NSW

Public Register of Contractors & Tradespersons external-link

Snopes external-link

Fact-checking website, to de-bunk false stories and hoaxes