Job and employment scam: Identity theft revealed at Shock Entertainment

By | February 14th, 2012|Broker, Consumer, Identity Theft, Industry News|

Music company Shock Entertainment's new GM, Scot Crawford has revealed today he has been a victim of identity theft and [...]

The dead not protected from identity theft

By | February 8th, 2012|Identity Theft, Industry News|

Even in grief identity theft can strike us and affect our credit file and the clear credit file of those [...]

Safer Internet Day February 7 2012: be cyber-smart for a future clear credit file

By | February 2nd, 2012|Identity Theft, Industry News|

How to be cybersmart – that’s an important topic. On February 7, Australians have the opportunity to raise awareness as to [...]

5 things every young person needs to know about credit

By | January 31st, 2012|Broker, Consumer, Identity Theft, Industry News|

It's back to school for most teenagers in Australia. Here is a lesson you might not learn there...Just because you [...]

Gamers need to know identity theft risks

By | January 30th, 2012|Identity Theft, Industry News|

The massive increase in gaming popularity comes with a price, as gamers unknowingly expose themselves more and more to identity [...]

How to prevent identity theft and keep your clean credit rating

By | January 24th, 2012|Consumer, Identity Theft, Industry News|

Identity theft is an ever-increasing cause of a bad credit rating. We answer some of the most common questions people [...]

Telstra’s at it again. And this time it may affect YOU.

By | January 17th, 2012|Broker, Consumer, Identity Theft, Industry News, media releases, Press Releases|

Your credit file could be affected by errors in the telecommunications is a media release we sent out last [...]

Personal information…the gateway to identity theft

By | January 17th, 2012|Identity Theft, Industry News|

Hackers access databases searching for personal information that can be extracted and misused or traded to fraudsters for purposes of [...]

Mixed messages about protecting personal information

By | January 12th, 2012|Identity Theft, Industry News|

Don’t give away your personal information to anyone – especially to strangers who come knocking at your door.  Seems like [...]

Tax fraud worth $33 million linked to identity crime

By | December 15th, 2011|Identity Theft, Industry News|

Victims struggle with recovery after tax fraud leaves them out of pocket. Could this type of identity crime threaten their  credit file? According to public [...]

Identity criminals harvesting data on our children

By | December 8th, 2011|Identity Theft, Industry News, media releases, Press Releases|

Media Release 10 November 2011 Police are concerned identity criminals may turn to targeting the Facebook accounts of children, storing [...]

New Facebook scam could catch out thousands

By | December 5th, 2011|Identity Theft, Industry News|

We have often warned of the many scams rampant on social networking, which if fallen for can not only lead [...]

Bill to fight global cybercrime coming in New Year

By | November 24th, 2011|Identity Theft, Industry News|

The war on global cybercrime and identity theft continues... The Government’s Cybercrime Legislation Amendment Bill 2011 is set to be [...]

The identity theft victim’s guide to recovery

By | November 24th, 2011|Identity Theft, Industry News|

Have you been locked out of your Facebook account? Fallen for a request to give over personal details to a [...]

Top 25 worst internet passwords 2011 – is yours on the list?

By | November 21st, 2011|Identity Theft, Industry News|

Here is the list you need to read - the top 25 worst internet passwords for 2011. That’s the 25 [...]

Can official Australian documents be forged to commit identity fraud?

By | November 17th, 2011|Identity Theft, Industry News|

It is estimated identity theft costs Australia $1 billion per year.* When identity theft damages the victim’s credit rating – [...]

Thousands of Christmas flights won’t be honoured

By | November 7th, 2011|Identity Theft, Industry News, media releases, Press Releases|

Media Release 4th November 2011 Australian travellers may be left stranded at the airport holding bogus airline tickets at Christmas [...]

Don’t throw away your identity on rubbish day

By | October 27th, 2011|Identity Theft, Industry News|

Rubbish day will never be the same again...not when fraudsters are sniffing around rubbish bins like alley cats at night [...]

Let me count the ways…identity theft news

By | October 20th, 2011|Identity Theft, Industry News|

This week the media has reported on a number of major instances of identity theft which all confirm the fact [...]

National Identity Fraud Awareness Week: Keeping your credit file safe from fraud

By | October 17th, 2011|Identity Theft, Industry News|

Identity theft and fraud is again on the agenda for Australians. This week is National Identity Fraud Awareness Week (NIFAW) [...]

Internet dating scams rampant in Australia

By | October 13th, 2011|Identity Theft, Industry News|

Lonely hearts watch out – your wallets or your good credit rating could be next! It was revealed by Queensland’s [...]

Internet fraud can happen to anyone

By | October 13th, 2011|Identity Theft, Industry News, media releases, Press Releases|

Media Release 3 October 2011 Many of the new forms of online fraud are sophisticated and elaborate – often even [...]

Big arrest in NY reveals inner workings of identity theft ring

By | October 10th, 2011|Consumer, Identity Theft|

In New York this weekend, huge arrests have been made, unravelling an identity theft ring involving counterparts in China, Europe [...]

Dumping of e-waste in Ghana exposes sensitive data to potential identity thieves

By | October 6th, 2011|Identity Theft, media releases, Press Releases|

Media Release 29 September 2011 The illegal dumping of Australian e-waste on overseas shores and the potential for those discarded [...]

Privacy Commissioner casts final verdict on Sony data breach

By | October 3rd, 2011|Consumer, Identity Theft, Privacy Commissioner|

It seems that there will be no reprisal according to Australian law for the victims of the Sony PlayStation/Qriocity saga [...]

Fears about data breaches are justified

By | September 29th, 2011|Identity Theft, Industry News, media releases, Press Releases|

Media Release 22 September 2011 Australians have every right to be concerned about data breaches and loss of personal details, [...]

Facebook users should be wary of new Timeline feature

By | September 26th, 2011|Identity Theft, Industry News|

Security of people’s personal information on Facebook is again under the spotlight since the announcement of Facebook’s new ‘Timeline’ feature [...]

Insight into the ‘dark market’ of the cyber-crime underworld

By | September 22nd, 2011|Identity Theft, Industry News|

Identity theft is on the lips of many concerned Australians. It is also discussed in length amongst Governments, business and [...]

Is Facebook’s face recognition putting your privacy at risk?

By | September 15th, 2011|Identity Theft, Industry News|

German officials have been quick to protect citizens against possible invasions of privacy and identity theft . Last week they met with [...]

Global cybercrime study reveals cost at $114 billion a year

By | September 12th, 2011|Identity Theft, Industry News|

A worldwide study has calculated the cost of global cybercrime at $114 billion annually. The Norton Cybercrime Report 2011 surveyed [...]