Scamwatch is run by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC). It provides information to consumers and small businesses about how to recognise, avoid and report scams.
The ACCC works with state and territory consumer protection agencies and other government agencies to promote awareness in the community about scams. The ACCC coordinates the Scams Awareness Network (SAN) which collaboratively delivers the annual National Scams Awareness Week campaign. The ACCC’s role extends beyond preventing scams and includes other areas of consumer protection, infrastructure regulation, cartels and other forms of anti-competitive conduct.