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Do not open this text message from the Commonwealth bank ‘supposedly’

Do not open this text message from the Commonwealth...

THE Commonwealth Bank is warning customers not to respond to a text message which instructs them to log into their accounts via a link provided as part...

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This Android ransomware threatens to expose your browsing history to all your contacts

This Android ransomware threatens to expose...

This Android ransomware threatens to expose your browsing history to all your contacts A form of Android ransomware which threatens to send the victim’s...

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Lottery officials confirm $70m scam Hervey Bay Qld Australia

Lottery officials confirm $70m scam Hervey...

Too good to be true – An instagram scam, claiming to be an account of a Hervey Bay winner of 70 million dollars, is hooking followers into sharing...

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Australian Tax Office fake calls: The scam that keeps on giving

Australian Tax Office fake calls: The scam...

As if the Australian Tax Office  – plagued by the Plutus payroll and Michael and Adam Cranston saga – didn’t have enough bad press at the moment....

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How to Avoid This Common Craigslist Car Buying Scam

How to Avoid This Common Craigslist Car Buying...

One of the most common automobile sale scams I hear about is Curbstoning, so named because the transaction often takes place in front of a residence, at...

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CREDIT REPAIR SCAM

CREDIT REPAIR SCAM

Thieves are preying upon consumers when they need help the most by claiming to fix their bad credit. In the credit repair scam, con artists claim they...

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How to Avoid Being Scammed By a Flood-Damaged Car

How to Avoid Being Scammed By a Flood-Damaged...

Hurricane Harvey will put thousands of flooded cars through auctions and possibly in to your hands as one example. Here’s how to know what to look...

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Woman posed as police officers in elaborate two-year ‘catfish’ scam

Woman posed as police officers in elaborate...

LAUREN Adderley took on a number of different identities to make her catfishing victim believe exactly what she wanted him to believe. A JEALOUS woman...

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Phishing? How to protect yourself from scam emails and much more

Phishing? How to protect yourself from scam...

Don’t click on that email! Find everything you need to know in this phishing guide including how to protect yourself from one of the most common...

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Man in Qld Australia scammed of $400,000 for worthless scrap paper

Man in Qld Australia scammed of $400,000...

A WEALTHY Queensland man has lost $400,000 buying blackened “US bank notes” that turned out to be worthless pieces of scrap paper. The notorious “black...

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Dr Con Man the rise and fall of a celebrity scientist who fooled almost everyone.Macchiarini

Dr Con Man the rise and fall of a celebrity...

Surgeon Paolo Macchiarini was hailed for turning the dream of regenerative medicine into a reality – until he was exposed as a con artist and false prophet...

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Cambodian Visa Travel Scam

Cambodian Visa Travel Scam

We leave for Cambodia in September. I applied for our eVisas through the official Cambodian Government website – evisa@gov.au. The web page says it will...

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Here’s how to avoid being rorted by mining scams

Here’s how to avoid being rorted by mining...

Calling a class “bullshit,” and in public, would normally be considered inappropriate, but there’s one where students can get away with it. Two...

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How AI machine learning is confronting online retail fraud

How AI machine learning is confronting online...

Fraud is one of the biggest causes of lost revenue for online retailers. Fraugster and Riskified, two startups that operate in this space, share their...

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Over-payment scam targeting restaurant industry through social media channels

Over-payment scam targeting restaurant industry...

An Events Manager is warning of a new scam targeting Perth’s restaurant industry through social media channels. Brooke Lingard works with The Old...

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Hackers Are Emptying ATMs With a Single Drilled Hole and $15 Worth of Gear

Hackers Are Emptying ATMs With a Single Drilled...

Not so long ago, enterprising thieves who wanted to steal the entire contents of an ATM had to blow it up. Today, a more discreet sort of cash-machine...

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Phishing scam targets National Australia Bank customers with fake website

Phishing scam targets National Australia...

Phishing scam targets NAB customers with fake website NAB online banking customers are the latest target of an email scam that tells victims their...

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Australians targeted by Amazon spam scam

Australians targeted by Amazon spam scam

Australians have been targeted by scammers purporting to be the retail giant Amazon and promising them $500 Amazon vouchers. The scammers used Amazon’s...

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Losses from reported Australian hacking victims quadrupled in 2016: ACCC

Losses from reported Australian hacking victims...

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has reported a four-fold increase in hacking scams, with AU$2.9 million lost to such activity...

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Residents warned as scammers rip off $60k in telephone scam

Residents warned as scammers rip off $60k...

Police are warning people to be aware of a sophisticated telephone scam. QUEENSLAND AUSTRALIA SUNSHINE Coast residents have been warned about a sophisticated...

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