Scams have been around forever, however peoples greed or naivety always seem to get in the way of common sense, consequently people continue to get ripped off.
Scammers use every possible communication tool they can to get access to your hard earned cash, you need be on guard at all times as you never can tell when someone will attempt to take you for a ride.
Avoiding scammers is usually pretty easy provided you are sensible about what information you give away. Our best advice is – If it sounds to good to be true, it usually is.
For information on how to avoid being scammed, here are some (hopefully) useful resources:
Australian Government Sites
Cyber(smart:) – For Schools, Parents and Children