When someone contacts you out of the blue, via phone or email, with a chance to invest in a 'once-in-a-lifetime opportunity'.
From cold calls from a scammer pretending to be a stock broker or portfolio manager, to being approached via social media or email with a money making opportunity that requires you to act quickly, you’re promised the investment will provide excellent returns and involve very little risk on your behalf. It sounds like a win-win for you or your business.
The scammer often sounds legitimate and knowledgeable and will throw facts, figures and projections at you to make their investment seem too good to miss out on.
Get in touch
If you (or someone you know) is a CommBank customer and has been targeted or lost money as a result of being scammed, call us immediately 24/7 on 13 2221.
Report the scam via the Australian Cyber Security Centre. Reports may be referred to the police for possible investigation.
Take control and stay protected
Change your passwords and PINs straight away if you suspect your security has been compromised. Change these regularly as a preventative measure.
Contact IDCARE on 1300 432 273 or via www.idcare.org. IDCARE is a free, Government-funded service that provides support to victims of identity crime.
See more about scams that target businesses.
Visit the ScamWatch website for more information on scams.
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