Stay updated on the latest scams and learn how to detect fraud with these additional resources
This site provides information on how to recognise, avoid and report scams. This is a government run website and it is run by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC).
Stay Smart Online
Government run website Stay Smart Online provides tips for families and small business with topics like securing your computer, making smart transactions online and keeping kids safe online.
The Commonwealth, State and Territory governments have introduced a national policing initiative, which allows the public to securely report instances of cybercrime.
It will also provide advice to help people recognise and avoid common types of cybercrime. The website provides information on how to recognise and avoid common forms of cybercrime (such as hacking, online scams, online fraud, identity theft and attacks on computer systems) as well as advice for those who have fallen victim. It also makes reporting cybercrime easier and more convenient for all Australians.
Have I Been Pwned? (HIBP)
With online data breaches increasing, HIBP is a free public service created by Troy Hunt, a Microsoft Regional Director and awardee for Developer Security. Here, you can find out if your details have been compromised in past data breaches.
In addition, it offers password and data security advice and a ‘Notify me’ service to give you the heads-up if your data appears in a future breach. Ever had a scary ‘ransom email’ where the sender knows one of your passwords? This may explain why…
Microsoft provides great tips in their security at home section to help you protect your computer.
Australian Federal Police
The Australian Federal Police provides an overview of high tech crimes, such as computer intrusion and unauthorised modification of data.
For financial tips and safety checks on investment and superannuation proposals please visit the Australian Securities and Investments Commission’s MoneySmart website.
The ACCC regulates and monitors Australian businesses. It provides information about your rights as a consumer and can help with complaints, faulty products, repairs, guarantees and warranties.
Australian Business Register
The ABR enables you to look up Australian businesses to ensure that they are correctly registered. You can also access publicly available information about the business.