Current scams

Current SCAMS

Current Scams

Linkt customers have been recent targets of an SMS phishing scam, watch the video here to see how they were scammed out of thousands of dollars.


Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p6ivTpTtWS0

Case Study 1- Linkt

According to Scamwatch Australia, payment redirection scams alone (like the Linkt text message scam), cost Australian businesses $227 million in 2021. Read the article below to see what type of businesses were targeted, how they were targeted and what can be done to help protect businesses.

Payment Redirection Scams | Scamwatch

Who Is Scamwatch?

"Scamwatch is run by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC). It provides information to consumers and small businesses about how to recognise, avoid and report scams.

The purpose of Scamwatch is to help you recognise scams and avoid them."

In summary, Scamwatch provides you with a way to stay up to date with the types of scams that are currently circulating and a way to report a scam that you have seen or experienced.

Case Study 2 - Optus Scams

A recent data breach impacting customers of the Optus network has seen a multitude of scams emerge as cybercriminals look to capitalise on this event, whether they have access to the stolen data or not. Click on the link below to see how cybercriminals are targeting Optus customers.

Optus Data Breach Scams | Scamwatch

How to Report a Scam

If you do identify a scam, the details can be reported to Scamwatch