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Sometimes scams are obvious, sometimes they’re harder to spot – read these important tips so you can stay vigilant in protecting your personal and financial details
As part of National Scams Awareness Week (21 – 25 May 2018), we’re asking our members to stay smart online. Here are some important tips to help get you started.
If you're wanting to stay safe and smart online and avoid any potential scams while browsing the internet or being called by someone you don't know, these tips can help.
If you’re contacted unexpectedly by someone who says they’re from a government agency or a trusted business, always consider the possibility that it may be a scam. When someone contacts you, claiming to be from either a government agency or a trusted business, try pausing and ask yourself: 'Is this real and legitimate?'
If you think you’ve fallen victim to a scam, there are steps you can take to limit the damage and protect yourself from further loss:
For more tips and information about these scams and where to get help, visit the Stay Smart Online website.
To report a scam, visit the Scamwatch website.