It’s Stay Smart Online week – a good time to check that you’re doing all that you can to avoid being scammed. Having too many passwords to remember is a real problem, but strong passwords are more and more necessary! Perhaps you could consider a password manager? Do you use two factor authentication?

Check out these handy tips from the ACCC for keeping your personal data secure.

Those scammers just never give up – a reminder to check, double check and triple check before making any payments!

Fraudsters will send emails pretending to be from a creditor advising a change of bank account details, or even hack into internal company email addresses and request dodgy payments or ask to change salary bank account details.

If you receive any change of payment requests, please make a phone call to a known contact to confirm that it is authentic. Likewise if you send us any change requests, please understand that if we call you as well as responding to your email, we want to be sure that you are you.

There have been higher than usual incidences of fraud lately while everyone is busy trying to finalise their work before the break, so please don’t get caught out.

Fraudsters are sending emails pretending to be from a creditor advising a change of bank account details, or even hacking into internal company email addresses and requesting dodgy payments or to supposedly change salary bank account details.

If you receive any change of payment requests, please make a phone call to a known contact to confirm that it is authentic. Likewise if you send us any change requests, please understand if we call you as well as responding to your email that we are just making sure!

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