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Scams and Fraud

Scams and fraud are major issues in Georges River affecting residents, business owners and employees.

A couple of the most common types of fraud include:

  • Identity theft  using someone else’s personal information to steal or gain financial benefits

  • Credit Card fraud  using someone else’s credit card details to pay for goods or services.

​A few of the most common types of scams include:

  • Threat and Penalty – threats to frighten you into handing over your money

  • Unexpected Money or Prizes – trick you into giving money or details to receive a prize

  • Online Shopping - fake websites that look real with prices too good to be true

  • Investment – fake investment opportunities or promises of risk-free investment

  • Dating and Romance  fake profiles on legitimate dating websites and apps.

To report a scam or any fraudulent activities please contact the Police. You should also report any incident to Scamwatch

Georges River Council works closely with NSW Police to deliver a safety and scams awareness talk year round. If you are interested in attending a workshop to learn more about scams and fraud please contact council’s Community Safety Officer.

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