Every year, scams cost Australians, businesses and the economy hundreds of millions of dollars and cause emotional harm to victims and their families.

The best way to protect yourself is through awareness and education. The ‘Little Black Book of Scams’ is brought to you by the Australian Competition and Cosumer Commission (ACCC), the national consumer protection agency.

The ‘Little Black Book of Scams’ is recognised internationally as an important tool for consumers and small businesses to learn about scams including:

– the most common scams to watch out for
– the different ways scammers can contact you
– the tools scammers use to trick you
– the warning signs
– how to protect yourself; and
– where you can find help.

The ‘Little Black Book of Scams’ is available online at…/the-little-black-book-of-scams.


To stay one step ahead of scammers, learn more by visiting the ACCC’s Scamwatch website – – where you can signup for free email alerts on new scams targeting consumers and small business. You can also follow Scamwatch on Twitter @scamwatch_gov or