Avoiding business scams
Coronavirus (COVID-19): Cyber security and business scams
Take steps to protect your business from online threats, attacks, phishing emails and scam phone calls:
- read COVID-19 cyber security advice, latest threats, protecting small businesses, protecting small business from cyber attack and working from home cyber security tips from the Australian Cyber Security Centre
- subscribe to Scamwatch radar to receive latest news and alerts from the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission
- sign up to the Stay Smart Online alert service and read the latest Australian Government COVID-19 cyber security information about COVID-19 scams, online safety, security and solutions.
- read the Office of Fair Trading's advice, information and assistance for business owners, operators and licensees relating to issues that may arise during the COVID-19 pandemic.
If your business is scammed or defrauded, you could lose money and suffer other consequences, such as damage to your reputation.
Most scams originate outside of Australia. Unfortunately, this means Queensland's laws cannot protect scam victims and there is no way for victims to get their money back.
Many businesses become victims of scams and fraud each year.
To protect your business, it is important that you can recognise common scams and know how to report them. Learn more about scams targeting businesses.
Learn more about cyber security for your business.
- Last reviewed: 17 Jul 2017
- Last updated: 15 Apr 2020