SA Police has seen a recent increase in fraudulent advertisements for puppies online. Scammers’ tactics are extremely sophisticated which often leaves even the most vigilant people out of pocket.
There have been reports of robberies after victims have listed items for sale on popular buying/selling websites and social media. Items commonly targeted are Apple products, jewellery, designer shoes/clothes, and vehicles.
If you are selling items online then please follow this safety advice:
Make sure you know what to do to keep your family and friends safe during the 2021/22 Fire Danger Season.
Follow the relevant rules and regulations to ensure you’re not caught out. Click the Bushfire prevention drop down below to access SA Police resources and learn more.
Bushfire prevention fact sheets
Why Risk It? posters
Bushfire safety travel companion
These are some less obvious tips police recommend you consider to keep your home safe and secure.
You don't have to go to the extremes of wrapping up your home to make it secure, simply locking doors and windows is a great place to start.
For more information about scams and cybercrime please go to the Scams and Cybercrime page.
Visit the Office of the eSafety Commissioner, a one-stop-shop providing:
Visit Think you know for cyber safety resources and information including:
For more information about internet safety and security please go to the Scams and Cybercrime page.
You can download SAPOL’s app to access some of the youth safety posters on your mobile device.
Order a free CD of the Triple Zero kids challenge with extras from the Band of South Australia Police
South Australia Police offers crime prevention and safety presentations on:
Contact the Crime Prevention Section at your local police station to find out more or to book a free presentation.