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This video is the audio recording of an Australian losing $130,000 to a scammer who is taunting his victim once discovered. The individual believed he was talking to ANZ Bank staff and was asked to transfer money to another account to be safe - just to be clear no bank will ever ask this of you.
If you have been a victim of a cybercrime, it's important to call the police and report the crime to the Australian Cyber Security Centre.
Explore a real-life scenario of a man-in-the-middle attack where an email account is compromised, resulting in a devastating $375,000 financial loss. Learn valuable tips and measures to protect yourself from such cyber threats and safeguard your digital life.
Phishing is a way scammers trick you into unknowingly sharing your personal information such as passwords, account information, identification details or credit card numbers, with the intention to steal your identity for personal and financial gain.
Scammers often impersonate well-known businesses that you are likely to deal with such as financial institutions, utility providers, telecommunications companies and government agencies.
Identity theft is where someone gains enough of your personal information to steal your identity for personal or financial gain.
Phishing is a way scammers trick you into revealing your personal information such as passwords, account and identification details or credit card numbers.
Ransomware is a type of malware that infects your system and sends you messages demanding payment to restore access to your files
An investment scam is where scammers convince you to invest in “high return” investments.
A business email compromise scam is when a business receives an illegitimate email from a supplier requesting an urgent payment.
A remote access scam is when someone requests you to download software that shares remote access to your device.
Threat and penalty (may also be referred to as extortion) scams are when scammers threaten you with harm (physical or emotional), arrest, legal action or other demands in an attempt to force you into handing over money or your personal information.
An employment scam is when you are offered a job that requires an upfront payment for training, materials or stock and the job does not exist or you are unable to earn enough to recoup your investment. The fake employer may steal your information by requesting things like a copy of your Driver’s Licence or Passport, as part of the application process.
An unexpected money or winnings scam is when you are asked to pay money up front or give your personal details to receive money or a prize. These scams are also commonly known as inheritance, Nigerian prince, rebate, scratchie, travel prize, lottery or unexpected money scams.