Scams: They can happen to anyone

24 April, 2024

Russell Broadbent here, your Independent Member for Monash.

Did you know that in 2022 alone, Australians lost three billion dollars to scammers?

Every day, scammers are becoming more sophisticated in getting their hands on our money and personal details.

If you have been scammed and lost money or personal information, make sure you:

Contact your bank immediately, and report that you have been scammed.

Contact IDCare on 1800 595 160 or online at

Report the scam to Scamwatch online at

You should never feel ashamed or embarrassed about being scammed – it can happen to anyone.

In fact, over five hundred thousand Australians fell victim to a scam in the 2022-23 financial year.

This is your reminder to be wary of incoming scams – especially through phone calls, emails, and social media.

Let’s make Australia a no-go zone for scammers.

That’s justice as I see it.

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