Online shoppers preyed on by fraudsters this Christmas

By | November 26th, 2013|Identity Theft, Industry News, Press Releases|

Media Release Online shoppers preyed on by fraudsters this Christmas. 26 November 2013 More Australians will shop on the internet [...]

1 in 12 Australian credit ratings threatened by identity theft.

By | October 24th, 2013|Identity Theft, Press Releases|

Media Release 1 in 12 Australian credit ratings threatened by identity theft. 24 October 2013 A survey conducted for the [...]

Identity fraud survey: Find out if you are protected

By | October 15th, 2013|Identity Theft, Industry News|

It’s Identity Fraud Awareness Week 2013 this week running October 13 to October 19. Identity fraud can leave your credit [...]

Two Australians arrested for ID Theft

By | September 17th, 2013|Identity Theft|

Australian Federal Police announced late last week they had arrested two men producing fake identity material and committing credit card [...]

‘TAX REFUND NOTIFICATION’ Don’t get caught out with this scam at tax time.

By | September 3rd, 2013|Identity Theft|

A high priority alert has just been issued from Stay Smart Online in regards to malware-carrying emails supposedly from the [...]

Children targeted for clean credit history

By | August 27th, 2013|Identity Theft|

An interesting story just out of the United States on ID theft attempts on the credit files of children. Whilst [...]

Google Chrome doesn’t secure stored passwords

By | August 20th, 2013|Identity Theft|

Stay Smart Online (SSO) has issued an urgent warning to Google Chrome users who save their passwords to their browser. [...]

Cyber-safety and financial identity: 5 reasons why parents need to be cyber-savvy.

By | August 8th, 2013|Identity Theft, Industry News|

Media Release Cyber-safety and financial identity: 5 reasons why parents need to be cyber-savvy. 8 August 2013 A credit expert [...]

Technology makes Australians more vulnerable to organised crime

By | August 1st, 2013|Identity Theft, Industry News|

Interested in the changing face of cyber-crime? The International Serious and Organised Crime Conference was held in Brisbane on Tuesday, [...]

Card skimmers in Brisbane pose identity theft risk.

By | August 1st, 2013|Identity Theft, Press Releases|

Media Release Card skimmers in Brisbane pose identity theft risk. Stafford (BRISBANE), 1 August 2013. As police announce ATM card [...]

Help to reduce your risk of identity theft

By | June 27th, 2013|Identity Theft, Industry News|

“Identity is one of our most valuable assets – if it is stolen, the stress and financial costs can last [...]

Watchdog criticised over lack of prosecutions for fraudsters and identity thieves

By | June 18th, 2013|Identity Theft|

People are starting to get angry over scams and identity theft. As anyone with a computer, a telephone or who [...]

Update on mandatory data breach notification laws

By | June 18th, 2013|Identity Theft, Industry News|

The long-awaited amendments to the Privacy Act 1988 making reporting of serious data breaches mandatory, has been passed in the [...]

Gamers: cheating could cost you your credit rating

By | June 6th, 2013|Identity Theft, Industry News|

If you or someone in your family is a gamer, then you would be familiar with hacks. Hacks and cheats [...]

Westpac customers warned: don’t be fooled by scam emails

By | May 30th, 2013|Identity Theft, Industry News|

BE CAUTIOUS WITH EMAILS FROM BANKS –EVEN YOURS. You may have received a “Security Upgrade” email from Westpac recently. If [...]

Cyber-security to protect your financial identity.

By | May 23rd, 2013|Identity Theft|

How can what you do online impact your ability to obtain credit? Understand the risks and protect your credit rating. [...]

Fraudsters cashing in on public fear over password security

By | May 14th, 2013|Identity Theft, Industry News|

Australians are warned to be aware of a scam which is targeting public uncertainty following publicised hacking events or data [...]

Australian credit habits under the microscope – are you ready?

By | May 10th, 2013|Broker, Consumer, Industry News, Make Credit Work For You, Press Releases|

Press Release Australian credit habits under the microscope – are you ready? 10 May 2013 The credit habits of Australians [...]

Privacy Law Reform To-Do List: Privacy Awareness Week 2013

By | May 3rd, 2013|Broker, Consumer, Industry News, Make Credit Work For You, Privacy Commissioner|

In our last post for Privacy Awareness Week 2013, we set out some actions you can take now for your [...]

Privacy Law reform – protecting your personal information and your credit file: Privacy Awareness Week 2013

By | May 2nd, 2013|Broker, Consumer, Identity Theft, Industry News, Privacy Commissioner|

Identity theft is an ever-growing threat to Australians and the commodity which is traded, sought after and misused for criminal [...]

Identities at risk in the Australia Post system

By | April 18th, 2013|Identity Theft, Industry News|

In the news this week it was revealed that Australia Post customers have been exposed to identity theft. On Monday [...]

W.A. real estate agent criticises measures to combat property scams

By | March 5th, 2013|Identity Theft, Industry News|

Last year it was revealed that some properties in Western Australia had been sold out from under their overseas owners [...]

Rising menace of extreme identity theft looms

By | February 26th, 2013|Identity Theft, Industry News|

Technology law expert Profressor Faye Jones and University of South Australia law lecturer Dr Clare Sullivan warn that the rising [...]

Don’t launch a cyber-assault on Australian businesses – just look in their rubbish bins.

By | February 21st, 2013|Broker, Consumer, Identity Theft, Press Releases|

Media Release Don’t launch a cyber-assault on Australian businesses - just look in their rubbish bins. 21 February 2013 The [...]

Threat of identity theft looms as business cyber-assaults take new form.

By | February 20th, 2013|Identity Theft, Industry News, media releases, Press Releases|

Media Release Threat of identity theft looms as business cyber-assaults take new form. 20 February 2013 The ramping up of [...]

Lonely hearts ripped out and ripped off this Valentine’s Day by scams.

By | February 7th, 2013|Consumer, Identity Theft, Press Releases|

Media Release Lonely hearts ripped out and ripped off this Valentine’s Day by scams. 7 February 2013 A warning this [...]

Safer Internet Day: Protect your child’s identity online

By | February 5th, 2013|Identity Theft, Industry News, media releases, Press Releases|

Media Release Safer Internet Day: Protect your child's identity online 5 February 2013 On Safer Internet Day, parents and carers [...]

Flood evacuation: Prepare early and secure your important documents from fraudsters.

By | January 29th, 2013|Identity Theft, Industry News, media releases, Press Releases|

Media Release Flood evacuation: Prepare early and secure your important documents from fraudsters. 29 January 2013 With residents continuing to [...]

How to cure Christmas credit hangover

By | January 17th, 2013|Broker, Consumer, Industry News, Make Credit Work For You|

In our ‘Make Credit Work For You’ post this week, we look at what you should do to recoup those [...]

Be bushfire ready: Protect your important documents and protect your good name.

By | January 10th, 2013|Identity Theft, media releases, Press Releases|

Media Release Be bushfire ready: Protect your important documents and protect your good name. 10 January 2013 With this week’s [...]