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National Consumer Fraud Week 18 - 24 May 2015
An Australasian Consumer Fraud Taskforce initiative

If you haven't stopped and thought about how you keep your private information secure, chances are you could be leaving it wide open for scammers to use for fraudulent purposes. During Fraud Week 2015, the Australasian Consumer Fraud Taskforce is urging Australian consumers and businesses to get smarter with their data and keep it out of the hands of scammers.  

To leave scammers out in the cold, follow SCAMwatch's Top 6 Protect Yourself tips:

  1. Keep your personal details secure
  2. Think twice about what you say and do in an online environment
  3. Keep your mobile devices and computers secure
  4. Choose your passwords carefully
  5. Beware of any request for your details or money
  6. Get a copy of your credit report

If you think your banking details have been compromised, you should contact your bank or credit union immediately to let them know. If you think your identity information has been stolen, you should contact iDcare - a free government‑industry service which works with you to develop specific response plans to your situation to reduce risk and impact.

Visit the SCAMwatch website to find out more about the various forms of identity theft, how to protect yourself and what to do if you've been scammed.

Get smarter with your data

National Consumer Fraud Week 2015

An initiative of the Australasian Consumer Fraud Taskforce

The NSW Department of Justice is a Partner of the Taskforce and urges you to protect yourself against scams.