Staying Safe Online - Scam Prevention
Scammers are becoming increasingly clever and sophisticated. It's important for all of us to learn how to identify and avoid different kinds of scams, so that we can protect ourselves and the people we care about. That's why we've partnered with Australia's national identity and cyber support service, IDCARE, and pet scam prevention organisation, Puppy Scam Awareness, to develop the tips and advice below.
If you think you've identified a scam on Facebook or Instagram, you can report it by clicking the 'Report post' or 'Report photo' button. You can find more information on how to report a scam to Meta here. If you have lost personal information to a scammer and are concerned, you can contact IDCARE. If you have fallen victim to a puppy scam, you can contact Puppy Scam Awareness Australia.
For more information on to how keep your Facebook account safe secure, you can access our online resources. If you think your Facebook account may have been hacked, please also visit our Hacked Wizard page.