Our duty to the people in New South Wales is to try to minimise the amount of fraud and to educate people (both individuals and the business community) about how to minimise risk of fraud affecting you.
The New South Wales Police Force are working with other Australian Government agencies as well as business and community groups to help us address this problem.
Most fraud is investigated at the local level and this form - Fraud Report Form - is required to be completed and lodged prior to an investigation commencing.
Scams are commonplace and they target both businesses and the individual. The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission role is to provide information to all Australians in order for them to protect themselves against all types of fraud and scams. The New South Wales Police encourage you to visit their site to familiarise yourself with this type of activity and the latest trends.
Fraud is an ever growing and evolving field. If you have any information about people who are involved in:
- The manufacture of fake identification (including importing of equipment to do this)
- Cheque Washing
- Mail Theft
- Creation of bank accounts and drivers licences whilst using fake details,
- Money laundering
- Or any other type of fraud
The NSW Police Force encourages you report this to Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or online.