Research report

Targeting scams: report of the ACCC on scam activity 2009

08 Mar 2010
Australian Competition and Consumer Commission


More than 20,000 scam reports were made to the ACCC in 2009, an approximate increase of 16 per cent compared with 2008. This report explains key trends in scam activity and highlights the impact of scams on the community. It highlights the cooperative work of the ACCC, other regulators and law enforcement agencies to disrupt scams and educate consumers.