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Get clued in about remote access scams

Monday, January 8th, 2018 by

It goes without saying that there are more than a few sharks you can come across when surfing the web. Digital safety is a growing concern and it’s important to stay in the loop about the risks you may come across when using the ’net.

You may have seen our previous blog with tips on how to keep one eye open for the scammers. Now it’s time to talk about a different kind of scam which utilises a kind of software known as Remote Access.

In 2017 alone, the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC)’s Scamwatch reported over $2 million lost to Remote Access scams and the amount lost each month has continued to rise.

To keep you in the know, we’ve put together all you need to know about what Remote Access is, how it’s being used in scams, and what to do if you suspect you’ve been targeted.


Keep one eye open for the scammers

Thursday, January 19th, 2017 by

It can be a dangerous world out there (lions and tigers and bears, oh my!) but today’s increasingly digital lifestyle can bring some unexpected risks. You shouldn’t have to worry too much about who may be emailing, calling, and visiting your door – you just need to be aware.

We’ve looked into the most recent online and internet service scams out there to help you keep one eye open and stay a step ahead of the cheats. Have a pen handy because they are sneakier than you think! (more…)