7 October 2019 A quick guide to your personal data for Stay Smart Online Week 2019 Stay Smart Online Week is an annual event focused on empowering people, businesses and the community to protect themselves online. 23 July 2019 How criminals steal your identity information to steal your money Scams reported to the ACCC involving identity theft or the loss of personal/banking information have cost Australians at least $16 million this year, and this figure is likely to be just the tip of the iceberg. 17 June 2019 Monthly average losses to NBN scams almost triple in 2019 Australians are losing more money to NBN scams, with reported losses in 2019 already higher than the total of last year’s losses. 3 May 2019 Vulnerable consumers lose record amount to scammers Australians who are older, Indigenous or have disability reported record losses in 2018 according to the ACCC’s annual Targeting Scams report released this week. 1 May 2019 Australian businesses hit hard by email scams Australian businesses reported more than 5800 scams with losses exceeding $7.2 million in 2018, a 53 per cent increase compared to 2017, according to the ACCC’s Targeting scams report. 13 February 2019 Don't swipe right on a scammer this Valentine's Day Scamwatch is urging tech-savvy daters to be on the lookout for romance scammers this Valentine’s Day as data shows these scams are increasingly happening through social media and dating apps. 11 February 2019 Warning about 'emergency' text messages Scamwatch is warning members of the public about a spate of text messages asking for emergency assistance.