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Latest Scam Alerts

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To demonstrate how fraudsters and scammers target their victims, here are some real life examples of email, phone and SMS scams. All names and identifying details have been changed to protect the privacy of individuals.

Generational Shift Behind the Rise of Identity Theft

Published on August 20 2020

Australians aged 25 to 44 have overtaken retirees and the elderly for reported cases of identity theft. According to data published by ACCC’s Scamwatch, reported cases are a third higher (32%) in 2020 than the corresponding period for 2019. Historically, Australians over 65 report the most cases, but we are now seeing younger age groups of 25 to 34 and 35 to 44 move to the fore, suggesting a generational shift in this criminal activity. This change reflects broader societal trends for digital technology. Unfortunately, it is easy to focus on the benefits and overlook the pitfalls of sharing information so readily.

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Latest Scam Alert: Australia Post & PayPal

Published on September 16 2020

Scammers are constantly looking for ways to trick you into supplying your personal and financial information. We have recently discovered scams, specifically pretending to be from Australia Post and PayPal. Below we have demonstrated how you could better protect yourself and your loved ones from these scams.

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Latest Scam Alert: Unsolicited call from Unity Bank in regards to bank account security

Published on September 28 2020

We are aware of telephone scammers purporting to be from Unity Bank, are contacting some of our Members by phone about their bank account security. The fraudster may advise of security and ask to install a remote access application, often the "Team Viewer" app, which allows the fraudster access to a victim's computer - with the software then being misused by the criminal to monitor the victim logging onto their internet banking. 

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