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The cyber world has become a dangerous place in many respects and there are many scams aimed at tricking you to give scammers your money or your identity. We take our responsibilities to protect you very seriously, but our best efforts are of no consequence if you do not take care of yourself.

Scammers can trick you behind the scenes by hacking your computer or mobile device, or they can actively approach you online, by phone or email. Here are some ways scammers try to reel you in.

  • Pressure you into making a decision 
  • Become your friend 
  • Threaten you
  • Claim to be professionals
  • Persistent phone calls, text messages, or emails
  • Fake websites and emails
  • Fake social media profiles
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Learn more about scams from the Australian Federal Police

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