• Scams Awareness Week

Scams Awareness Week 2021

Encouraging awareness and understanding of scams and how scammers work

The week provides an opportunity to communicate why it’s importance to remain at the forefront of scam activity and protect your organisation. 

In order to assist, BDO’s Forensic Services and Cyber teams have created a range of resources addressing issues impacting Australian organisations, including how you can identify a scam in the making and what you can do if you have been a victim of a scam.  

By compiling our resources, we aim to raise awareness and reduce the rising statistics of scam activity.

BDO has partnered with the ACCC and Scamwatch, as part of Scams Awareness Week 2021.

How scammers work

Identify Scams

1) Approach: Delivery Method

Delivery Method

2) Communications and grooming

Communications and grooming

3) Sending the money

Scams Sending the money

2021 Scam Statistics

2021 Scam statistics

Remote access scams

Remote access scams



Let’s talk Business Email Compromise - BEC

Let’s talk Business Email Compromise (BEC)

What might happen should a scenario of Business Email Compromise (BEC) with one of your business partners or clients becomes a reality. Don’t assume it can’t happen to you and your organisation. The strongest cyber security is only as good as its weakest link.

7 essential attributes of the future director

2021 Cyber Security Survey

The annual BDO and AusCERT Cyber Security Survey identifies the current cyber security trends, issues and threats facing organisations across Australia and New Zealand. Our 10-minute survey provides you with an opportunity to sense check your organisation’s approach to cyber risk.

Resources to assist your organisation

ABC Radio Brisbane  |  8 Nov 2021  |  Scams Awareness Week.

Listen to BDO forensic services partner, Stan Gallo, on ABC Radio Brisbane talking all things scams as part this year’s Scams Awareness Week.  Stan’s conversation talks across a whole range of scams from financial to romance - how to identify them, manage them and where to report them if you’ve been targeted.

Forensic insights

Now, more than ever, organisations are faced with threats to their business that can cause high-risk issues to develop, such as fraud and corruption. Our Forensic team monitors the regulatory environment, transparency news and emerging trends in Australia and globally to ensure our clients are prepared to act swiftly and respond.

Read our insights

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