The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has a great online resource aptly named SCAM Watch, providing awareness of what to look out for in terms of common scams, cons and deceptions. Their website also advises where to turn if you or someone you know falls victim to such unscrupulous trickery.
Please let the authorities know through the report a scam section of SCAMwatch. You can also lodge complaints about miracle cure advertisements with the Therapeutic Goods Administration. Many victims feel embarrassed and so do not report such activities, but remember, if you don’t report it, others will also suffer the same fate if not worse.
If you or someone you know has had contact with what may be perceived a dubious practices along these lines, let us at the Griffith Skeptics and Freethinkers know, and we’ll endeavor to do all we can to help.
Jayson D Cooke