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Credit Cards

Common credit card fraud and how to avoid it

In the eyes of scammers and thieves, credit cards are the holy grail. Here’s what you should know to avoid becoming the next victim.

Finance News

Fraud syndicate steals millions from retirees’ nest eggs

A crime syndicate bought stolen identification information on the dark web to set up bank accounts in order to raid Australians’ nest eggs, police reveal.

Identity Theft

$478 million stolen from Australians last year

Card-not-present crime hit a new high last year with $478 million stolen from Australians accounts in 1.8 million transactions.

Credit Cards

Online shopping has never been riskier, report shows

Online shopping with credit and debit cards has never been riskier with almost $500 million stolen in 2017, according to new figures released this week.

News

Simple ways to keep your identity safe online

Most of us use the internet every day, but how safe is it? Almost 900,000 Australians were victims of identity theft last year. Here’s how to safeguard your identity online.

Centrelink – Services Australia

Opinion: Welfare fraud whistle-blowers raise $40 million in Centrelink debts

In 2016-17, nearly $40 million in Centrelink debt has been raised through the Government’s Report Fraud program.

Credit Cards

ATM skimming: protect yourself from the scammers

ATM skimming scammers cost Australians close to $40 million a year. Do you know how to protect yourself from ATM skimming?

News

Tax time: common scams to lookout for

With the end of the financial year just around the corner, it’s time to be prepared for the influx of scam ATO emails, phone calls and text messages. So to keep your inbox and your money safe, here’s a rundown of scams that often do the rounds.

News

$165 million tax fraud is Australia’s largest ever white collar crime

The man responsible for investigating tax fraud is now at the centre of a $165 million ATO fraud investigation believed to be Australia’s largest ever white collar crime.

Centrelink – Services Australia

Government threatens to jail Centrelink recipients

Human Services Minister Alan Tudge has ramped up the Government’s war on welfare debt by appearing on A Current Affair and threatening to jail those who owe Centrelink money.

Lifestyle

How 'honest' would you be?

If you found out that there was no limit to what you could withdraw from your bank account, even though you had no money, would you keep spending? n n

Credit Cards

Keep your credit cards safe this festive period

Credit and debit cards traditionally take a pounding over the festive period and it’s often easy to miss fraudulent transactions. So, how can you spot a fake transaction?

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