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Small businesses lost over $6.6 million to scammers; ACCC warns of worse to come

- November 10, 2022 2 MIN READ

The ACCC is urging all small businesses to protect their information when using digital and online tools as false billing and phishing scams increase. The ACCC revealed that between January and September 2022, Scamwatch received more than 1,440 reports from small businesses about scams, with $6.6 million lost to con artists. The agency reports new scams… Read more »

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ATO warns: 3 myths about scams and scammers you need to know now

- June 14, 2022 4 MIN READ

The Australian Tax Office (ATO) reports SMS and email scams are rife as businesses and individuals get prepped for the end of the financial year. In the last 12 months, the tax office has identified and taken action against 595 websites impersonating ATO online services. These fake sites are designed to steal passwords, personal information… Read more »

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7 tips to avoid cyber-scammers

- September 7, 2018 < 1 MIN READ

According to cyber insurer Edmund, the fastest growing fraud threat for small business is social engineering fraud. These attacks occur when criminals pretend to be customers, suppliers or high-profile individuals within businesses and trick staff into paying large sums of money into the attackers’ bank accounts Falling victim to a cyber attack is unpleasant and… Read more »