The purpose of Scamwatch is to help you recognise a scam and avoid it where possible. Self-defence is the best defence. The ACCC works with state and territory consumer protection agencies and other government agencies to promote awareness in the community about scams. The Australasian Consumer Fraud Taskforce (ACFT) coordinates this work. The ACCC's role extends beyond preventing scams and includes other areas of consumer protection, infrastructure regulation, cartels and other forms of anti-competitive conduct. The ACCC does not give legal advice.
Type of Body
F. Non Statutory - Function w Separate Branding
Established By / Under
Principal Body / Management Board / Senior Executive Officer
1 January 2006