Official figures show more than 800,000 Australians fall victim to some kind of scam or fraud each year.
A Bureau of Statistics survey conducted for the Australian Consumer Fraud Taskforce found nearly $1 billion is lost annually to fraud.
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has signalled it is getting tough on businesses who offer bogus carbon offsets.
The ACCC says there is a growing trend for consumers to be offered ways to neutralise their carbon footprint.
Perhaps they should start with the Government and the ETS.