How to avoid buying dangerous products this Christmas

When shopping online, it's especially hard to know if the product you're buying is safe. Here's what you should be checking.


Government warning to beware of online cyber grinches

Australians need to be aware of the cybercriminals seeking to steal their Christmas joy.


Federal government announces changes to combat scam texts

The federal government has introduced changes that will give communications providers the power to block scammers.


Why Aussies fall for scams so easily

Research reveals that Australians are among the top five nationalities most likely to fall for scams.

Technology News

Labor sets its sights on text message scams

The Labor Party has promised tougher penalties for scammers if it is elected.


Government claims success in trial to block SMS scammers

Trial blocks thousands of text messages purportedly from government agencies.

Finance News

Flaw in banks' security costing Aussies billions every year

Finance watchdog says banks must implement stricter name checking on transactions, as Australians lose billions to scammers every year.


Expert advice on the latest scams and how to avoid them

John Deeks speaks with Delia Rickard, deputy chair of the ACCC, about the scams scourge.

Safety Online

Rise in scams targeting over-55s and over and how they work

People aged 55 and over account for almost half of all losses to computer takeover scams.


How you can join the fight against serious financial crime

Would you be able to spot a financial criminal?


'We have filed a case under your name': Beware of tax scams

The end of the financial year is near. So all of us - especially those scrambling at the last minute to get their receipts in order - should keep an eye out for the onslaught of tax scams.

Online Shopping

How to shop smart on social media

Tempted by the ads on social media? Make sure you're shopping wisely.

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