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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.


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

Published on October 12 2020

We are aware of telephone scammers pretending to be our staff and ringing members about their bank account security.

The fraudsters advise that you have a security problem and ask you to install a remote access application, often this is the "Team Viewer" app, which allows the fraudsters access to your computer and capture your internet banking logging details.

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Latest Scam Alert: Australia Post & PayPal

Published on September 28 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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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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