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Retiree fleeced of $236,000

Phone scammers threaten issuing arrest warrant

Retiree fleeced of $236,000

Thousands of Australians unwittingly reveal bank details after threats of arrest.

Shopping safely online this Xmas

Shopping safely online this Xmas

Shopping safely online this Xmas

Christmas is a time when online cybercriminals work their hardest.

Scammers hit one in four Aussies

cyber thieves

Scammers hit one in four Aussies

In Stay Smart Online Week, make sure you follow these safety tips.

Be wary of fake celebrity scams

Be wary of fake celebrity scams

Be wary of fake celebrity scams

People are increasingly being caught out by celebrity endorsement scams.

New ‘old’ travel scam is back

New ‘old’ travel scam is back

New ‘old’ travel scam is back

US Visa Waiver scam still taking Aussie travellers to the cleaners.

Beware police impersonators

Beware police impersonators

Beware police impersonators

Scammers are increasingly catching out people by impersonating well-known businesses.

Beware this realistic fake bill scam

Beware this realistic fake bill scam

Beware this realistic fake bill scam

Emails claiming to be from Optus are the latest scam threat to watch out for.

Never get lazy with your data

Never get lazy with your data

Never get lazy with your data

Jump in data breaches means it’s vital you follow this advice.

Scammers pocketing $4.3m a month

Scammers pocket $4.3m a month, on track for a record

Scammers pocketing $4.3m a month

People aged 45 to 64 most at risk, ACCC warns.

Government myGov website scam

Government issues a scam warning to all myGov users

Government myGov website scam

The Government’s myGov website has been cloned by sophisticated scammers.

Super scammers target savings

Super scammers target savings

Super scammers target savings

Scammers encouraging people to access their retirement savings early.

Here’s how to stay safe at home

Here’s how to stay safe at home

Here’s how to stay safe at home

If you’re concerned about rising crime rates, follow these home-safety guidelines.

Centrelink to help scam victims

Centrelink to help scam victims

Centrelink to help scam victims

A new helpline for Centrelink welfare recipients will help thwart scams.

$340 million lost to scams in 2017

$340 million lost to scams in 2017

$340 million lost to scams in 2017

The amount of money lost to scams in 2017 will shock you.

Do not click these links

Do not click these links

Do not click these links

Recognising which emails you receive are spam has become harder than ever in recent years.

Over 65s the target of clever scam

ACCC warns older Australians of fake billing scams

Over 65s the target of clever scam

ACCC warns of cleverly disguised scammers demanding payments.

Why scammers target the elderly

Why scammers target the elderly

Why scammers target the elderly

The surprising reasons why the elderly are more likely to fall victim to scammers.

When not to answer your phone

Never accept a call from an unknown number

When not to answer your phone

Never accept a call from an unknown number, it could cost you.

Don’t fall for Valentine’s Day scam

Don’t fall for Valentine’s Day scam

Don’t fall for Valentine’s Day scam

The ACCC warns people to be careful who they ‘friend’ online this Valentine’s Day.

Refund ready for scam victims

Refund ready for scam victims

Refund ready for scam victims

The ACCC is urging scam victims to act quickly to get their money back.

Credit card fraud on the rise

Credit card fraud on the rise

Credit card fraud on the rise

What to do if you believe you have been targeted.

Phone scammers getting sneakier

Phone scammers getting sneakier

Phone scammers getting sneakier

Police are warning Australians of a sneaky phone scams.

Top three online scams revealed

Top three online scams revealed

Top three online scams revealed

The ACCC has revealed its list of tricks most likely to catch unwary Aussies.

Rip up your old boarding passes

boarding pass

Rip up your old boarding passes

You’ll be amazed at what information can be gleaned from your expired boarding pass.

Investment scheme robbing Aussies

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Investment scheme robbing Aussies

Older Australians are losing their life savings to a global investment scam.

Never give scammers iTunes cards

Never give scammers iTunes cards

Never give scammers iTunes cards

If you are ever asked to provide an iTunes card as payment, it is a ...

NBN scam targeting older Australians

scammer on smartphone

NBN scam targeting older Australians

Older Australians are the victims of NBN impersonators stealing their money and info.

ACCC warns of investment scams

ACCC warns of investment scams

ACCC warns of investment scams

Australians have reported losing over $13 million to investment scams.

Is PayPal safe?

paypal

Is PayPal safe?

Bobby is trying to buy a gift online, and the only payment option offered is ...

ATM skimming explained

A person inserts their card into an ATM machine

ATM skimming explained

ATM skimming scammers cost Australians close to $40 million a year.

Weaving through the web of love

online dating

Weaving through the web of love

Are you lonesome tonight? Are you sick of being single? Online dating easily allows you ...

Beware of tax scam emails and SMS

Tax scam

Beware of tax scam emails and SMS

It’s time to be prepared for the influx of scam ATO emails, phone calls and ...

Is your credit card being scammed?

A pickpocket steals a wallet do you know if your credit card is being scammed

Is your credit card being scammed?

Here’s how to spot the warning signs of a credit card scam.

ASIC warns of new trust fund scam

ASIC warns of new trust fund scam

ASIC warns of new trust fund scam

ASIC urges public to be wary of cold callers threatening access to their funds.

Beware the latest SMishing scams

Don't get caught out by a SMishing scam

Beware the latest SMishing scams

Have you fallen foul of one of the many SMishing scams doing the rounds?

Hackers targeting smart meters

How your smart electricity meter could be used to rob your house

Hackers targeting smart meters

New research reveals smart electricity meters safety risk.

The Little Black Book of Scams

The little black book of scams

The Little Black Book of Scams

The ACCC has released a handy weapon to help you become more scam savvy.

Dodgy internet pop-up scams

Don’t be fooled by these dodgy internet pop-up scams

Dodgy internet pop-up scams

ACCC warns consumers about the latest tricks targeting your computer.

Online travel scams to avoid

Four nasty online travel scams to avoid

Online travel scams to avoid

Don’t be taken in by these nasty online travel scams.

Cybersecurity fail – mobile risks

Cybersecurity fail – mobile risks

Cybersecurity fail – mobile risks

Australian smartphone and tablet users need to more vigilant.

How to make your email hack-proof

Finger pushing virtual email button for email security

How to make your email hack-proof

Secure your email account from hackers with two easy steps.

How to protect your digital life

Padlock sitting on white computer keyboard

How to protect your digital life

Worried about your online safety? Learn how to protect your digital life.

Don’t fall for these money schemes

They say if it’s too good to be true, it probably is

Don’t fall for these money schemes

Three money-making schemes that people still fall for.

Cybercriminals target over 55s

New research: cybercriminals target over 55s

Cybercriminals target over 55s

The over 55 age group are the most attractive targets for cybercriminals.

Beware this ‘big four’ bank scam

Online banking scam taking Aussies hook, line and sinker

Beware this ‘big four’ bank scam

A sophisticated ‘phishing’ scam is taking Australians hook, line and sinker.

How to spot a credit card skimmer

Hand on ATM keypad wary of credit card skimmer

How to spot a credit card skimmer

Discover how to spot and avoid credit card skimmers.

How to spot an investment scam

Spot the signs of an investment scam

How to spot an investment scam

How to spot the signs of an investment scam.

Cyber militia to fight cybercrime

Experts call on governments to set up ‘cyber militias’ to fight cybercrime

Cyber militia to fight cybercrime

Should the Government enlist the help of cyber-savvy civilians to help fight cybercrime?

Saving Christina from a scam

National Consumer Fraud Week: how YLC saved Christina from a scam

Saving Christina from a scam

We’d love to share a story with you about how we helped Christina avoid a ...

Older Aussies popular scam targets

Older Aussies popular scam targets

Older Aussies popular scam targets

The ACCC’s annual scam report shows that Aussies lost $229 million in 2015.

How to spot online dating scams

Woman behind her computer is devastated after falling victim to an online dating scam

How to spot online dating scams

Be on the lookout this month as scammers take advantage of the Valentine’s Day blues.

Aussies lose $80 million to scams

Aussies lose $80 million to scams

Aussies lose $80 million to scams

Australians aged 45 and over accounted for 68 per cent of money lost to scams ...

Avoiding identity theft

Avoiding identity theft

Avoiding identity theft

It’s estimated that one in five Australians are affected by identity theft.

Best password managers

Best password managers

Best password managers

We’ve found five of the best password managers to help you keep your digital world ...

Thousands duped by insurance scam

Thousands duped by insurance scam

Thousands duped by insurance scam

Thousands of Australians have been sold into invalid insurance products.

Avoid online dating scams

Avoid online dating scams

Avoid online dating scams

How to spot and avoid online dating scams and what to do if a scammer ...

Avoid phone scams

Avoid phone scams

Avoid phone scams

Find out how to identify telephone scams and stay safe this festive season.

Top five worldwide scams

Top five worldwide scams

Top five worldwide scams

Top five worldwide scams everyone should watch out for.

Learn from your financial mistakes

Learn from your financial mistakes

Learn from your financial mistakes

While mistakes can’t always be avoided, you can try and learn from them, including those ...

CBA chased victims for money

CBA chased victims for money

CBA chased victims for money

Is it any wonder that consumers are reluctant to seek financial advice, when safeguards are ...

$90 million lost to scams

$90 million lost to scams

$90 million lost to scams

A whopping $90 million was reported lost to scams in 2013.

10 rules for safe online dating

10 rules for safe online dating

10 rules for safe online dating

Make sure you have the best possible experience by keeping these rules in mind.

Phone scams on the rise

Scams, Australia, Phone, ATO, Federal Government, Centrelink, Grants, $7000, Seniors, Target, Australian Tax Office, Hardship Grants, identify, report

Phone scams on the rise

Margaret was recently contacted by someone claiming to be from the ATO handing out ‘Hardship ...

Travelling con men on the rise

Travelling con men on the rise

Travelling con men on the rise

If there’s a knock at your door, could you be at risk of a scam?

Credit report scam

Credit report scam

Credit report scam

Many Australians interests have been piqued by the latest scam offering a free credit report

Card fraud on the slide

Card fraud on the slide

Card fraud on the slide

Recent figures released by the Australian Payments Clearance Association (APCA) show that credit and debit ...

Twelve scams of Christmas

Twelve scams of Christmas

Twelve scams of Christmas

The top 12 scams of Christmas. Find out what they are and how you can ...

Two scams to avoid

Two scams to avoid

Two scams to avoid

YOURLifeChoices has been made aware two clever scams you should be wary of

‘Friend scam’ warning

‘Friend scam’ warning

‘Friend scam’ warning

One of the most successful, and largest growing, scams to hit Australia is the ‘friend ...

Microsoft scam callers shut down

Microsoft scam callers shut down

Microsoft scam callers shut down

The alleged operators of the ‘Microsoft scam’ calls have been shut down

Beware of doorknockers

Beware of doorknockers

Beware of doorknockers

A massive 1.3 million sales are achieved through doorknocking, although not all of them are ...

Slick credit card scam

Slick credit card scam

Slick credit card scam

YOURLifeChoices member Cathy has highlighted this particularly slick scam

Death threat SMS scam

Death threat SMS scam

Death threat SMS scam

Have you received an SMS from a paid killer demanding $5000 in exchange for your ...

Scams double for second year

Scams double for second year

Scams double for second year

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) yesterday released the 2011 Targeting Scams ...

Beware supermarket scams

Scams, Supermarkets, Eftpos, Credit Card, Australia, Cards, Seniors, Cash Out

Beware supermarket scams

Recently, Drew found himself the target of a supermarket scam and he’s not been the only one, judging by the number of emails warning of similar incidents. Currently making the rounds are emails which warn about the dangers of paying with your card at the supermarket ...

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