Brett’s Cyber Safety Updates

Cyber Safety Alert: Beware of myGov Scam Emails 

Logo of myGov, featuring the Australian Government coat of arms on the left, a black geometric arrow symbol in the centre, and the text ‘myGov’ on the right, all set against a light blue background

In recent weeks, we have seen a troubling increase in the number of scam emails claiming to be from myGov landing in inboxes. These emails are becoming increasingly sophisticated and can appear very convincing, posing a significant threat to our cyber safety. 

These scam emails often mimic legitimate myGov communications, making it difficult to distinguish them from the real thing. The scammers behind these emails aim to steal personal information or install malicious software on your device by tricking you into clicking on links or providing sensitive information. If you receive an email that you suspect might be a scam, here are some crucial steps to protect yourself: 

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Welcome to new Directors

Dallas Parkes – Treasurer / Company Secretary

Dallas is a seasoned administrator with a specialisation in accounting. She also worked in software development, where she tested programs and trained business clients. Dallas has a wealth of experience in bookkeeping, including managing finances for the Walpole Community Resource Centre and their Seniors Computer Club. She’s a dedicated volunteer, now retired and pursuing her passion for native orchid photography. Dallas brings her financial expertise to ASCCA as our Treasurer.

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Brett’s Cyber Security 

Qantas Frequent Flyer Points scams: How to protect yourself

With the recent departure of Alan Joyce and the public apology of the new CEO, Vanessa Hudson, one of the first things that they are trying to do is make more Qantas Frequent Flyer Reward Seats available. This equates to two things: 1. People trying to get these seats and 2. people trying to scam you for your points to get these seats (and other cool stuff online).

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Brett’s Scam Watch – Online Safety

Airport Adventures: A Selfie Warning

Picture this: you’re all set for your epic journey or a holiday off to see the grandkids

So, you know those fabulous airport selfies where you proudly showcase your travel spirit along with that snazzy boarding pass? Turns out, there’s a bit of a twist in this digital tale. Sharing those excitement-loaded selfies and boarding pass pics on your favourite social networks can open up a digital doorway for some uninvited trouble.

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Brett’s Scam Watch – Online Safety

Loyalty Programs

Loyalty points programs are a popular way for businesses to reward their loyal customers, offering them various incentives and benefits. However, cybercriminals have identified these programs as a new avenue to exploit innocent consumers. Loyalty points scams have been on the rise, with criminals sending deceptive messages to unsuspecting individuals, aiming to steal both their valuable rewards and personal information.

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Cold Calls to save you money, how you can listen out for red flags if you get one…

There is a really clever scam around at the moment, this one is designed to potentially save you money – it is still concerning!  I know you are saying hold on Brett – if it saves you money why is it a scam… Click through to read more about how this scam works …

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