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Let's talk scams during Scams Awareness Week

Scams Awareness Week will take place on 8 to 12 November 2021. The theme for the week is Let’s talk scamsWoman looking to front, words next to her saying "I don't want anyone else to get scammed, so I won't stay silent any more"

The State Library is a partner with the ACCC for Scams Awareness Week. We are working with public libraries to help spread the message about scams, how to avoid them, and how to get help.

According to the ACCC Deputy Chair, Delia Rickard, it is important to talk about scams because staying silent just benefits the scammers. Talking about scams spreads awareness, and that awareness is what empowers us to trust our judgement and avoid scams. Encouraging open, judgement-free conversations about scams is a powerful tool to help people get out of scams sooner, before they lose any more money, or prevent scams altogether.

We’ve created a campaign page with everything you need to inform and educate your community about scams.

You can get involved by:

  • posting on your social media channels during Scams Awareness Week 
  • publishing an article
  • showing a scams presentation to your library staff or at an event
  • hosting or promoting the Legal Aid NSW webinar on Tuesday November 9
  • displaying posters
  • providing information and resources about scams to the community.

Find more information about how to get involved on our Let’s talk scams page.