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Safer Internet Day 2024

The image is a promotional graphic for Safer Internet Day, indicating that the event is one week away. The text "One week until Safer Internet Day" is prominently displayed at the top in large, bold letters. Below it, the phrase "connect. reflect. protect." is written, encapsulating the goals of the day. The graphic includes a cheerful cartoon character resembling a smartphone with arms and legs, holding a globe, next to the Safer Internet Day 2024 logo. There's also a depiction of a calendar with the date "February 6" clearly shown, alongside an email envelope and a cursor arrow, symbolizing digital communication. A checkmark inside a shield near the calendar hints at the theme of online safety and security. The background is a pleasant gradient of teal, and the overall design is simple yet engaging, conveying the message of staying connected and protected online.

What is Safer Internet Day?

Safer Internet Day

Join the Movement: Support Safer Internet Day 2024

Safer Internet Day is a global initiative to raise awareness of online safety issues.  This year it’s Tuesday 6th February!

The eSafety Commissioner leads the initiative in Australia, in order to educate people about online safety risks, like online abuse, how to be safe online and where to go for help.

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Online Shopping Smarts

The image features a miniature shopping cart filled with small cardboard boxes labeled "fragile" and "this side up", signifying the delivery of online orders. In front of the cart are two tiny shopping bags, one orange and the other yellow, symbolizing a retail experience. Behind the cart, a laptop screen displays what seems to be a shopping website, suggesting the context of online shopping. This setup is placed against a blurred natural backdrop, likely to focus on the concept of online shopping rather than the environment. The composition of the image highlights the convenience and intricacies of e-commerce, making it a suitable visual for an article discussing online shopping safety.

Smart Online Shopping: Safeguarding Your Accounts and Finances

In the digital age, shopping online has become a staple for many of us. It’s convenient, often more affordable, and offers a world of choices right at our fingertips. However, with this convenience comes the need for vigilance in protecting our online accounts and financial information. Here are some essential tips to help you shop smarter and safer:

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Safer Internet Day 2024

Save the Date!

Join the Movement: Support Safer Internet Day 2024

As we embrace the digital era, the importance of online safety continues to grow, touching every corner of our lives. That’s why the office of eSafety Australia is championing an essential cause that aligns perfectly with our values at ASCCA: Safer Internet Day, set for Tuesday, 6 February 2024. This initiative is more than just a day; it’s a call to action for each of us to play our part in creating a safer online world.

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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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Brett’s Scam Watch

Older man, sitting at a desk, reading a book, with a keyboard beside him

EOFY Scams 

As the financial year draws to a close in Australia, it’s essential to remain vigilant against scammers who often exploit this time of the year to target us. These fraudsters employ various tactics, such as email and SMS phishing, to deceive people into divulging sensitive financial information or making fraudulent payments.

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Scam Watch

As more seniors use technology to shop and sell goods online, it’s important to be aware of the potential for scams. One scam that has recently emerged on Facebook Marketplace is the use of PayID for payment.

PayID is a digital payment system used in Australia, which allows users to link their bank account to a unique identifier such as their phone number or email address. Scammers have been taking advantage of this system by asking buyers to pay through PayID, instead of the usual payment methods such as PayPal or bank transfer.

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