The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has a great online resource aptly named SCAM Watch, providing awareness of what to look out for in terms of common scams, cons and deceptions. Their website also advises where to turn if you or someone you know falls victim to unscrupulous hucksters.
If you are or have been a victim, it’s also possible to let the appropriate authorities know through the report a scam section of SCAMwatch.
You can also lodge complaints about miracle cure advertisements with the Therapeutic Goods Administration. Many people feel embarrassed and so do not report such activities, but remember, if you don’t report it, others will also suffer the same fate if not worse.
If you or someone you know has had contact with what may be perceived a dubious practices along these lines, feel free to let me know and I’ll endeavor to do all I can to help.