SCAMwatch email alert: Would you like to hear about how small businesses are being targeted by scammers [SEC=UNCLASSIFIED]

June 2015: SCAMwatch invites small businesses to view a video of a recent public event.


On 19 May, the ACCC and the Institute of Public Accountants hosted a small business scams and cybercrime forum in Melbourne.


The aim of the forum was to help small business operators and stakeholders understand the scam and cybercrime risks small businesses face, and how they can best protect themselves.


The event featured three expert speakers and a question-and-answer panel discussion.

Some of the topics and questions covered during the forum included:

  • What characteristics and management practices make a business vulnerable to scams and cybercrime?
  • How can time-poor small businesses protect themselves from cyber threats in few minutes a day?
  • Real life cybercrime and identity theft case studies and helpful hints.

A video (85 minute running time) of the forum is now available on the ACCC YouTube channel.


Protect yourself


If you are a small business operator or adviser, we encourage you and your staff to watch this video to learn more about the risks that have the potential to impose significant financial, legal and reputational costs on small businesses and their customers.



You can report small business scams to the ACCC via the SCAMwatch report a scam page or by calling 1300 795 995.


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