Identity Theft

$478 million stolen from Aussies

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 never riskier

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.


How to fight online identity theft

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

Centrelink snitches raise $40m

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

Credit Cards

ATM skimming explained

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


Beware of tax scam emails and SMS

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.


ATO fraud: how did it happen?

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 pensioners

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.


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

Christmas credit card safety

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?

Finance News

How to avoid credit card fraud

The use of credit cards has risen exponentially in the last decade and, unfortunately, so has credit card fraud. So, how can you avoid being stung by scammers?


Ex-Liberal state director jailed

Disgraced former Liberal Party state director for Victoria Damien Mantach has been sentenced to five years’ jail after pleading guilty to defrauding the party of $1.55 million.

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