Migration Fraud and Scams
Scams, ripoffs and frauds are becoming more and more commonplace. The WA ScamNet website profiles scams targeting Western Australians and provides information on different types of scams, how to recognise scams, and what to do.
A scam is an attempt to intentionally mislead people to steal money, property, or personal information, or to dishonestly obtain something else of value. Scams can occur in many forms–by post, email, telephone or on the internet. Some scams are easy to identify, while others might appear to be the real thing.
The information available on this page explains, how you can protect yourself from migration fraud and scams. People might give you false or misleading information in order to defraud you. We are aware that criminals around the world use scams about migration and visas as a way to steal money from people. Sometimes these criminals will use our name to make their story appear legitimate.
It is your responsibility to be vigilant and careful to avoid scams.