Internet fraud and scams is a growing problem in our
Australians reported losing more than $80 million to
internet fraud last year according to the Australian Competition and Consumer
Common tools that cyber criminals use are; links that are
sent by SMS, video links on social media and emails from unknown contacts that
often look legitimate.
Clicking on these links can you leave you open to the
theft of your personal information.
All Australians should be on the lookout for suspicious
online messages and the Commonwealth Government has tools that can help you
avoid becoming a victim of internet scams.
If you are not sure about something you have been sent,
it can help to check with a friend, colleague or family member or visit www.staysmartonline.gov.au.
You can also sign up to the Stay Smart Online Alert
Service to receive free updates about online security threats from the above
website or https://www.facebook.com/staysmartonline