Huge prize pool give-away! Too good to be true?

Have you ever read something and thought it sounds too good to be true?

In most cases, if something sounds too good to be true, it probably is, and it might be a scam. Scams can happen to a lot of different people, including veterans and families.

A scam is a type of crime that involves lies, where someone tries to take your money or your personal information. In 2023, a staggering 301,778 scams were reported through Scamwatch, with an almost $477 million estimated cost to victims.

To protect yourself from being scammed, you should never give your personal details to people you do not know or trust. This includes over the phone (voice call or text), by email, on Facebook or in online forms such as registering to prize draws or giveaways.

Some organisations promote free to enter prize draws and giveaways to gain access to your personal information.

If you are unsure if something is a scam, always Stop, Think and Protect.

Remember, if something sounds too good to be true, it might be a scam.

Scamwatch suggests an estimated 30% of scams are not reported. If you are scammed, you can help protect others by reporting the scam. When you report a scam, you’re helping Scamwatch to protect more people from scams.

If you have been scammed, we encourage you to report the scam to Scamwatch.

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