Don’t let fake sellers ruin Christmas

Don’t let fake sellers ruin Christmas

Scamwatch is warning Christmas shoppers to be cautious when looking online for gifts. During and after Christmas Scamwatch experiences an increase in reports of fake online sellers looking to cash in on the festive season shopping spree. This year, scammers are using...
Beware of scammers imitating Centrelink officers

Beware of scammers imitating Centrelink officers

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is warning consumers to beware of scammers imitating Centrelink officers to trick you into handing over your money or personal details. “The ACCC has received a spike in contacts about fake rebate scams in which the...
The “Secret Sister” Gift Exchange On Facebook Is A Hoax

The “Secret Sister” Gift Exchange On Facebook Is A Hoax

The “Secret Sister” Gift Exchange On Facebook Is Very Illegal And Also A Hoax Merry almost-Christmas, you’ve been hoaxed. If you’ve been on Facebook or Instagram recently, you may have noticed a fun little game going around among your friends. Yep you guessed it. It...
Scam Alert: Travelling Conmen are Out and About

Scam Alert: Travelling Conmen are Out and About

Can you pick the travelling con man?   Advertisement to raise awareness about con-men posing as tradespeople targeting residents Australia wide. Produced in conjunction with Crime Stoppers. To report travelling con men in NSW call the National Travelling Conmen...
Loan scams are on the rise

Loan scams are on the rise

Loan scams are on the rise where scammers ask you to pay a fee upfront for a loan, then keep the money. When borrowing money be aware of scammers offering fake loans. Be especially suspicious if you’re asked to pay money upfront. Legitimate lenders will not ask...
Beware of these online scams

Beware of these online scams

I admit that at one point, I almost fell for one of these online scams. Luckily, I researched and stopped myself before these bloody scammers ripped me off. Online scams are prevalent. They look totally legitimate as they promise great opportunities, profits and...
Scam Alert: LinkedIn users targeted by spearphishers

Scam Alert: LinkedIn users targeted by spearphishers

The ACMA cyber security team has observed a recent spate of phishing emails targeting the business-oriented social networking service LinkedIn. While at first glance they may appear to be relatively innocuous, falling victim to one of these phishes could have severe...
The Truth About “Envelope Stuffing” Jobs

The Truth About “Envelope Stuffing” Jobs

You may have seen ads like these online or in the paper. “Single Mum Makes $1045 Stuffing Envelopes from Home!” “Legitimate Envelope Stuffing Jobs — Earn $20 Per Hour Without Leaving the House!” These advertisements conjure up a simple...
Don’t be duped by a smart phish!

Don’t be duped by a smart phish!

We all know the saying: ‘Nothing is certain but death and taxes’. But in the online world, there’s a new certainty—tax-related phishing campaigns will ramp up around tax return time. We’re already starting to see this year’s crop in the spam reports we receive from...