Information sharing is an important way to help keep IDCARE informed, so we can in turn keep the community informed when new things are happening. If you’ve received a phishing text message, email, or suspicious phone call please let us know by visiting the Report Phishing page.
Please be aware that forwarding an email to the phishing team will not generate a call back. If you would like to speak with an Identity & Cyber Security Counsellor directly, please call us on AUS: 1800 595 160 / NZ:0800 121 068 or submit a ‘Web Request’ and we’ll call you back.
Before a scammer can successfully misuse your ID they need information about you. The way they collect this information is by ‘phishing’ for more information. Commonly this will occur through a phone call, text message or an email. A scammer will usually pretend to be from a trusted organisation and have a valid sounding story explaining why they are contacting you. The whole purpose for this contact is to gather information that will enable them to gain access to online accounts or to commit identity theft. To learn more about phishing please see our Learning Centre and phishing emails detection & prevention video.
Between the drugs and ID's for sale on the dark net, IDCARE found a listing for "more than 10GB" of sensitive data.Read more...