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May

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RSVP gets serious about protecting your identity

RSVP gets serious about protecting your identity

In the wake of National Fraud Week, online dating resource RSVP have released a six step guide on how to keep yourself safe online.  Sadly, identity crime is now one of the most common crimes in Australia, with an estimated economic impact exceeding $1.6 billion in Australia every year. Having your identity stolen can be […]

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May

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National Consumer Fraud Week

National Consumer Fraud Week – From the 18 – 24 May, is the National Consumer Fraud Week. This week is all about keeping your personal information safe and secure. If you are not aware of whether your information is protected or not, you are at much greater risk of becoming a victim of a scam. […]

07
Apr

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Alerting all Businesses

Alerting all Businesses – Businesses need to be on the alert, as the latest round of ransomware emails are posing as unsolicited job applicants. These emails contain an attachment, which is supposedly a resume, but is in fact CryptoWall 3.0 ransomware, encrypting files, and demands money in order to regain access to your files. These […]

23
Mar

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National Broadband Network (NBN)

National Broadband Network (NBN) is coming – Be on guard as the NBN rollout could potentially bring scammers to the surface. The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) have warned people to be on the alert. Unsolicited emails, phone calls, or door knocks may circulate in the near future, with scammers trying to sell equipment, […]

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Mar

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Payroll tax email

Payroll tax email – Businesses are being targeted in Australia and overseas as a fake payroll tax email is making the rounds. This payroll tax email has ransomware, which encrypts your files to prevent you accessing and working on them, which tries to force you to pay the scam artist in order to regain access […]

10
Mar

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“Call Me”… SMS Scam

“Call Me”…SMS Scam – There is a new telephone scam going around Australia, especially targeting Bundaberg residents in Queensland. Over the past week, a huge amount of Bundaberg residents have received a phone scam via text message or phone call. The fraudsters send out an SMS to their victims, which says “Call Me”. If you […]

23
Feb

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Scam Traffic Notices

Scam Traffic Notices

  Scam Traffic Notices – The latest Malware to hit the internet scene is in the way of spam emails claiming to be traffic infringement notices (speeding fines), these are targeting Australians especially in the state of NSW.  This type of email will include links that direct you to another website which entices you to […]

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