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Report fraud to the relevant entity if you are the victim of fraud, witness fraud or suspect fraud.

The Commonwealth Fraud Prevention Centre has no investigatory role and cannot investigate fraud.

The below information may point you in the right direction to report fraud or seek other help.

I want to report fraud against the Commonwealth Government

You can report fraud directly to the relevant entity:

I want to report fraud against an individual, private business or a state or territory government entity

Contact your local state or territory police on 131 444 or by their website:

You may also be able to report fraud directly to a relevant state or territory government entity.

I want to report a crime anonymously

Submit a written report through the Crime Stoppers website.

I want to report an email, online or telephone scam (including scams from interstate or overseas)

Submit a written report through SCAMwatch.

I want to report a financial/investment scam or fraud

Contact the Australian Securities and Investments Commission.

I am a victim of fraud and want help

There are always people you can turn to for support if you are a victim of fraud:

  • Call 000 if your life is in danger.
  • Contact Lifeline for 24/7 crisis support on 13 11 14 or by the online chat.
  • Contact IDCARE (1800 595 160) if you have concerns about your identity or related cyber security.

Process for Australian Government officials who want to report fraud

You must follow your entity's rules and policies which may include referring fraud reports to the Australian Federal Police.

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