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 the latest COVID-19 cyber security advice, latest threats, 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, including current COVID-19 scams
- read about scams associated with COVID-19 from the Office of Fair Trading
- sign up to the Australian Cyber Security Centre's alert service and read 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 about 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.
- Find out from ASIC how to protect your business by asking the right questions.
- Last reviewed: 17 Aug 2020
- Last updated: 15 Apr 2020