The National Anti-Scam Centre (NASC) have contacted the AADA to advise members they have become aware of a rise in business email compromise scams that target customers of new car dealerships and used car traders.
The NASC is run by the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission and was established in July 2023 to combat the ever-increasing prevalence of scams. It aims to assist with collaboration across industry and government to achieve this.
NASC have provided the attached fact sheet for Dealers that details how the scam typically works, warning signs, and some short advice to protect your business and your customers.
More information about scams and what to do about them can also be found on the ACCC website.
Should you require further information or have a question regarding your business environment, the NASC can be contacted at NASC@accc.gov.au.