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[eBook, Audiobook] Free: The Little Black Book of Scams @ ACCC (Published Dec 2016)


Published Date: 19 December 2016
Digital copies only available as PDF files

The best way to protect yourself is through awareness and education.

The Little Black Book of Scams is recognised internationally as an important tool for consumers and small businesses to learn about scams including:

the most common scams to watch out for
the different ways scammers can contact you
the tools scammers use to trick you
the warning signs
how to protect yourself, and
where you can find help.
Individuals and community organisations can place an order for hard copies of The little black book of scams by emailing [email protected](link sends e-mail) or by contacting the Infocentre on 1300 302 502. We only deliver to addresses within Australia.

Digital copies are also available in:

Arabic | العربية
Chinese simplified | 简体中文
Croatian | Hrvatski
German | Deutsch
Greek | Ελληνικά
Hindi | हिन्दी
Italian | Italiano
Macedonian | македонски
Spanish | Español
Vietnamese | Tiếng Việt

Lasted posted 2 years ago

Mod: Removed plagiarized description.

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  • +3 votes

    not needed
    just post in the forums, we usually tell you if its a scam or not


    if its too good to be true….. its a scam

    • +2 votes

      I just ask JV


    Is this deal a scam?


    Can I pay by gift cards rather than by credit card?

  • +1 vote

    Here are some of the popular comments from last deal, that I have taken my precious time to repost for your convenience.

    A free hard copy book to help me protect myself from scams? Sounds too good to be true…

    As the guy who started the original Little Black Book of Scams back in 1997 at the the NSW Department of Fair Trading and then re-introduced it federally plus the Scamwatch web site while working for Treasury in Canberra, I'm chuffed that this is still kicking on - my main legacy of working in the public service :). For the twenty-odd years (very odd years) I worked in Consumer Affairs, I was always amazed at the scams people fell for and the scammers who got away with fiscal murder. As Popeye might say, "I hope this lil' old book edumafactes peeples."

    why is this posted?

    fake news and deals these days….

    Very helpful book …… helped me plan my next scam ;-)


      Username checks out


    is phone fine?


    Step 1: exercise common sense.

  • +1 vote

    Does this come with the little book of calm?

    • +2 votes

      If you eat the little book of scams, do you become a scam?

  • +1 vote

    But but. This is a book of old scams, I want the 2020 version


      Agree with this. Time for it to be updated. Where’s the bloke from the old post who wrote it in ‘97?




    Bargain! I paid $50+ for this just the other week to a guy off Gumtree…


    Does it list Covid-19?