Tax time is a chance to pocket a tax refund. However, it’s also a favourite time of year for scammers and cyber-crooks. We explain the top three scams to avoid to keep your money safe as we approach June 30.
Optus is offering millions of customers compromised by the recent hack a 12-month subscription to a credit monitoring and identity protection service that can help reduce the risk of identity theft. For the rest of us, we can also regularly access our credit score and report for free, a strategy that will go some way towards keeping the scammers at bay.
Phishing scams are attempts by cybercriminals to trick you into handing over your bank account numbers, passwords and credit card details. These cyber-attacks come in many guises, including smishing, search engine rip-offs, toll road attacks, Netflix heists and social media Angling scams.