As a small business owner you could be a target for scammers.
It is more common now for scammers to research and design their scams to seem real in order to convince their victims that their offer or request is legitimate. As a potential target, you need to be aware of typical scams and know what to do if you think you’re being targeted.
Common scams targeting business include:
- grant related scams
- tax time scams - this includes tax refund and phishing scams
- online scams - including internet website domain name scams
- false billing scams
- identity theft scams
- charity scams
If anything seems suspicious or if you are unsure check Scamwatch. Scammers may, email, post, call or even speak with you face to face. If you think you've been the victim of a scam, report the scam online to Scamwatch.
Scammers are taking advantage of businesses and individuals during the COVID-19 pandemic.
For more information, visit the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission webiste that details current COVID-19 scams.