Can you get your money back if you get scammed Australia?
Unfortunately, if youve lost money to a scam it is unlikely you will get your money back. However, there are steps you can take to protect yourself from further harm: Report scams to the ACCC using this online form.
What can you do if you get scammed in Australia?
What to do if you have been scammed? We urge you to immediately stop corresponding with the suspected scammers and report the scam to Scamwatch. We also suggest that you contact your bank immediately if you have provided your financial details or recently transferred money.
Can opening a text give you a virus?
Text messages are just one of the ways that criminals try to persuade people to download malware. Simply opening and reading an SMS text message is unlikely to infect your phone, but you can get a virus or malware if you download an infected attachment or click a link to a compromised website.