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Security

The scammers playbook is open to Tax Time Scams

- June 21, 2021 4 MIN READ

Awareness is the key to fighting tax time-related scams. Scammers have honed their craft to create extremely sophisticated phishing (malicious) emails, smishing texts (SMS phishing) and vishing (voice phishing) that look and sound like the real thing. Jacqueline Jayne, Security Awareness Advocate at KnowBe4 explains how you can avoid them. There are literally 100s of… Read more »

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5 steps to avoid becoming a victim of tax scams

- July 22, 2020 2 MIN READ

During tax time, accountants are warning all Australians to be on high alert for tax scams.  Australians paid more than $2.1 million to tax scammers pretending to be the ATO in 2019. “Criminals know that many Australians doing it tough want quick tax refunds and that creates easy targets for tax scams,” said Chartered Accountants… Read more »

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ATO warns of scammers targeting small business

- December 6, 2019 2 MIN READ

The Australian Tax Office (ATO) is alerting small business owners and individuals to beware of scammers taking advantage of tax payment deadlines to con people into paying out funds. Historically the period from November to January is the peak time for cybercriminals to hit unsuspecting businesses. The ATO reports over $2 million was lost by… Read more »

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Cyber security tips to protect your business this EOFY

- June 18, 2019 3 MIN READ

Off the back of the results of their recent cybersecurity survey, which revealed twenty per cent of Australians would be targeted by cybercriminals this tax time, Norton LifeLock’s ANZ Security Expert Mark Gorrie’s delivers his top  tips to protect Australians and businesses during EOFY 2019. Be cautious of Australian Taxation Office (ATO) impersonation scams Remember,… Read more »