For most people, the ping of an incoming SMS will induce some level of excitement — or mild intrigue at least. But with SMS scams on the rise, many may now be meeting this same sound with trepidation. According to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s (ACCC) ScamWatch website, scams delivered via “phone” or “text”… Read more »
Australians must be extra cautious about what messages they click on in coming weeks, after Australia Post’s three-day hiatus on package pickups created a new window for cybercriminals tweaking the Flubot ‘smishing’ attack to tap uncertainty around COVID test results, vaccines, and deliveries. More than 5,500 Australians have told the ACCC Scamwatch service that they have received text… Read more »
More than half (53%) of small business owners are worried about being scammed Yet only a third train staff in scam awareness and prevention Australian small businesses lose an average of nearly $40,000 per scam Scams on small businesses are costing owners more than $20,000 a scam according to new research from Westpac. The… Read more »
You know once I ordered a jacket online, weeks went by and it never showed up, I tried contacting the website which I bought it from and basically found nothing – I had been scammed and some conman/woman had just pocketed $140 of my hard earned money and no doubt countless others just from around the world would have been experiencing the same saga as I.