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'Love cost dearly' warns CBA over Valentine's Day romance scams
Last week
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cybersecurity
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social media
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valentine's day
As Valentine's Day nears, Commonwealth Bank Australia warns against a spike in romance scams, with women shown to be most at risk, losing double the amount compared to men in 2022.
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Australians hit hard by online scams and fraud this year
Wed, 17th May 2023
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email security
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cybersecurity
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australian federal budget
The Government has boosted its funding to combat online scams and fraud, as Australians have now lost almost AUD $200 million to scammers this year alone.
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Scams leave nasty bite & Australians $33m out of pocket in November
Thu, 16th Dec 2021
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email security
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cybersecurity
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scams
Investment scams accounted for 65% of the $33m stolen by scammers from Australians in November, according to Proofpoint and Scamwatch.
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Country-wide phishing reports up 75% in 2020
Tue, 19th Jan 2021
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phishing
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email security
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cybersecurity
In total, Australians lost $176 million to scams in 2020, 23% higher than the previous year, with phishing the most reported type.
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Scamwatch issues urgent warning about BEC scams
Mon, 26th Nov 2018
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endpoint protection
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email security
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edr
Scamwatch is warning Australian businesses to take an urgent look at how they deal with accounts and invoices.
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Investment scams a 'heartbreaking' reality as Australians lose millions
Tue, 24th Jul 2018
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email security
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cybersecurity
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investment
So far in 2018 Australians have lost more than $26 million to investment scams. Already monthly losses have increased 117% since last year.
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Cold calling scam targeting Kiwis
Thu, 28th Oct 2010
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malware
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microsoft
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nz
NetSafe is warning of a scam that is gaining momentum in New Zealand.