There are thousands of competitions available for Australians to enter. Whether it’s online, in a magazine/newspaper, on the radio or even at your local shop.
When entering competitions it’s important to understand which ones are genuine and which ones are potentially not.
- If you can’t remember entering a competition, you probably didn’t win it. CompSpot members are able to keep track of every single competition they have entered using our CompLog,
- Check the spelling of the email. Incorrect spelling, or grammatical errors, should be a red flag.
- Check the senders’ email address. Even if the name is someone you might know (your sibling for example). Click on their name to see their email address. If you don’t recognise it. Delete it.
- Search online, or through CompSpot, to see if the competition or sender is genuine. Other people may have been targeted too.
- Don’t ever send your bank details to someone you don’t know.
- If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.
- Avoid competition ads or having to pay money to win a prize. Unless it’s a certified raflle/lotto.
- Try and stay away from global competitions. If they don’t abide by local laws, it might be easier for them to not award the prize. There’s also a much slimmer chance of winning.
When entering a competition, common sense prevails. Doesn’t look legit? Don’t enter it!