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COMMENT Earlier this week, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi ordered everyone in the country to stay home for 21 days.

Friday, 20 March 2020 11:25

ACCC issues warning on COVID-19 scams

Scammers in Australia are adapting existing technology to play on people’s fears around coronavirus and selling products claiming to prevent or cure the virus, according to consumer watchdog the ACCC.

Published in Health

There has been a significant spike in reports about a new scam in Australia involving suspicious emails or SMS claiming to be from online gambling websites offering credit or in-game bonuses.

Published in Security
Wednesday, 11 March 2020 09:24

NBN Co warns against scams

NBN Co has warned that scammers are increasing their efforts to use the NBN brand to steal people’s personal or financial details, with over 180,000 people contacting the builder of the National Broadband Network to report a scam over the six months to December 2019.

Published in Security

Australians under 25 years of age lost over $5 million to scams in 2019, with around 12,000 reports about losses by these young Aussies made to Scamwatch in 2019 - an increase of 11% over 2018.

Published in Security

Scammers are using new online platforms to take advantage of their victims, with dating and romance scams making up one fifth of losses amounting to millions of dollars, across all scams reported to the ACCC’s Scamwatch service in 2019.

Published in Security
Monday, 16 December 2019 12:29

ANZ Bank, Telstra under attack from scammers

ANZ Banking Group customers are the target of the most recent email phishing scam being blocked by security vendor MailGuard team.

Published in Security

Australia’s telecommunications regulator ACMA is stepping up its crackdown on scams perpetrated over mobile phone networks with plans to introduce new rules to prevent mobile number porting fraud.

Wednesday, 27 November 2019 10:28

New crackdown targets scams over phone networks

A crackdown on scams perpetrated over phone networks is underway as the Australian Government works with the telecommunications industry regulator ACMA in an effort to combat the increasing scurge of scams.

Published in Security

Australians are expected to suffer record losses to scammers exceeding $532 million by the end of this year, surpassing half a billion dollars for the first time, according to the latest Scamwatch report from the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC).

Published in Security

The banking industry is increasingly becoming a favourite among cyber criminals, according to security vendor MailGuard, which has detected a new phishing email scam purporting to be from Westpac.

Published in Security

Australians who are older, Indigenous or have disabilities reported record losses to scammers in 2018, according to the latest Scamwatch report from the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission.

Published in Security

More than $5 million was lost to scams in 2018 involving gift cards — a 38% increase compared to 2017 — with iTunes cards accounting for $3.1 million in losses, according to Scamwatch, the competition watchdog ACCC’s scam warning service.

Published in Home Tech

NBN Co, the firm rolling out Australia's national broadband network, has warned customers not to be taken in scammers who try to impersonate its officials.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

Tech-savvy daters have been alerted to watch out for romance scammers this Valentine’s Day, with the consumer watchdog, the ACCC warning that scams are increasingly happening through social media and dating apps.

Published in Security

Emails claiming to be from Optus are the latest scam to circulate in Australia as scammers attempt to trick anyone opening the email to provide their credit card information to pay a supposedly unpaid bill from the telco.

Published in Security

Scammers gonna scam, so haters gonna naturally hate the scammers that try simple yet effective ways to take advantage of busy humans as the weakest links.

Published in Security

Since 2011, Malaysian scammers have run a very sophisticated fake "complimentary lottery" scratch ticket scam, with prizes of hundreds of thousands of US dollars and consumer electronics.

Published in Home Tech
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