About the Australasian Consumer Fraud Taskforce
Scams & Ripoffs
Who is the Australasian Consumer Fraud Taskforce?
As part of a whole of Government approach to combat consumer fraud and scams targeted at consumers, the Australasian Consumer Fraud Taskforce was established in March 2005 and comprises governmental regulatory agencies and departments in Australia and New Zealand with a role in consumer protection.
The two-week campaign, from Feb 28 – March 8, 2008 is designed by the Australasian Consumer Fraud Taskforce to help people protect themselves from scams.
The overall campaign theme is SCAMS TARGET YOU – PROTECT YOURSELF and the specific theme for the second week of the campaign is 'Protect Your Phone’.
Taskforce members are joined in communicating with Australian consumers about scams by a range of community, non-Government and private sector organisations. Visit http://www.scamwatch.gov.au for a list of Taskforce partners.
Taskforce partners also include AMTA and SETEL.
- New Zealand Government
NZ Commerce Commission
Ministry of Consumer Affairs