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Let's talk scams: Scams Awareness Week 2021

December 9, 2021
Jennifer Hudson
January 10, 2020

December 9, 2021

Start talking about scams.

We encourage our customers and employees to chat and check-in with family, friends or colleagues with a focus on scams.

GoLogic Group is excited to be partnering with the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC) and the Scams Awareness Network (SAN) to participate in this year’s Scams Awareness Week.  

What is Scams Awareness Week?

Scams Awareness Week aims to assist consumers in identifying current scams and reducing the impact being a scam victim can have on someone by helping to prevent scams from happening in the first place.

This year’s Scams Awareness Week theme, let’s talk scams, focuses on getting everyone talking about scams and the impact they can have on someone, both financially and emotionally. Scams cost Australian consumers, businesses and the economy millions of dollars each year and cause serious emotional harm to victims and their families. Collectively, scam reports in 2020 totalled 444,164, with total losses of $851 million, with scammers continuing to become more sophisticated and using the COVID-19 pandemic to scam and take advantage of people from all walks of life.

During Scams Awareness Week, which runs from the 8th to the 12th of November, our objective as an official partner will be to get people talking about scams. We encourage our customers and employees to have a chat and check-in with family, friends or colleagues with a focus on scams.  

Why is it important to talk about scams?

Many people who experience a scam never report it to anyone. Studies across the UK, USA and Canada estimate that less than a third of all victims report fraud to authorities. In 2019, the ACCC conducted a survey which indicated that a third of Australians who had lost money to scams in the previous 5 years did not report their loss to any organisation.  

There are a number of factors why people may not report scams. This includes not knowing what to do, who to report it to, feeling embarrassed, or believing that no one can help them.  By talking about scams, you help to reduce the stigma people feel about the issue and assist in helping others identify scams before it's too late.

Start talking today

T – Talk - talk to your friends, family, neighbours and colleagues about a scam you have come across or ask if they have come across any scams and want to share information

A – Ask - asking a simple question like “Have you ever been scammed?” or “How many scams a day do you get?” can get a conversation started.  

L – Listen – hearing about scam stories/experiences is helpful and showing someone you care can improve their state of mind and comfort to open up about scams.  

K – Keep talking – the more we talk about scams, the less likely we will get involved in one and the less stigma talking about scams will carry.  

Have you been scammed?

If you think you have been scammed, report it to Scamwatch immediately via the Scamwatch website. Reporting a scam helps the ACCC to warn people about current scams, monitor trends and disrupt scams where possible.  

Find out where to get help.  

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Start talking about scams.

We encourage our customers and employees to chat and check-in with family, friends or colleagues with a focus on scams.

GoLogic Group is excited to be partnering with the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC) and the Scams Awareness Network (SAN) to participate in this year’s Scams Awareness Week.  

What is Scams Awareness Week?

Scams Awareness Week aims to assist consumers in identifying current scams and reducing the impact being a scam victim can have on someone by helping to prevent scams from happening in the first place.

This year’s Scams Awareness Week theme, let’s talk scams, focuses on getting everyone talking about scams and the impact they can have on someone, both financially and emotionally. Scams cost Australian consumers, businesses and the economy millions of dollars each year and cause serious emotional harm to victims and their families. Collectively, scam reports in 2020 totalled 444,164, with total losses of $851 million, with scammers continuing to become more sophisticated and using the COVID-19 pandemic to scam and take advantage of people from all walks of life.

During Scams Awareness Week, which runs from the 8th to the 12th of November, our objective as an official partner will be to get people talking about scams. We encourage our customers and employees to have a chat and check-in with family, friends or colleagues with a focus on scams.  

Why is it important to talk about scams?

Many people who experience a scam never report it to anyone. Studies across the UK, USA and Canada estimate that less than a third of all victims report fraud to authorities. In 2019, the ACCC conducted a survey which indicated that a third of Australians who had lost money to scams in the previous 5 years did not report their loss to any organisation.  

There are a number of factors why people may not report scams. This includes not knowing what to do, who to report it to, feeling embarrassed, or believing that no one can help them.  By talking about scams, you help to reduce the stigma people feel about the issue and assist in helping others identify scams before it's too late.

Start talking today

T – Talk - talk to your friends, family, neighbours and colleagues about a scam you have come across or ask if they have come across any scams and want to share information

A – Ask - asking a simple question like “Have you ever been scammed?” or “How many scams a day do you get?” can get a conversation started.  

L – Listen – hearing about scam stories/experiences is helpful and showing someone you care can improve their state of mind and comfort to open up about scams.  

K – Keep talking – the more we talk about scams, the less likely we will get involved in one and the less stigma talking about scams will carry.  

Have you been scammed?

If you think you have been scammed, report it to Scamwatch immediately via the Scamwatch website. Reporting a scam helps the ACCC to warn people about current scams, monitor trends and disrupt scams where possible.  

Find out where to get help.