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This page is dedicated to reporting scams. Please be careful with who you give your details to. These include phone numbers, addresses, email addresses, birth dates etc and never divulge your passwords.

It’s a new year and another scam has been unearthed.
Thousands of Australians have been hit by a wave of ‘credit stuffing’, and some customers are out of pocket to the tune of $1000. The wave of online attacks has targeted popular brands such as Dan Murphy’s, Binge, TVSN, Event Cinemas and The Iconic.

Credit stuffing is an online attack where hackers use lists of compromised data such as email and password combinations from previous data breaches to breach other systems. The issue with credit stuffing is hackers don’t need your credit card details, they are simply using stolen passwords from one website and trying to reuse them elsewhere, relying on the fact that people often use the same password for different online retailers. More information ……

The ACMA is joining the eSafety Commissioner today to support Safer Internet Day – a global initiative dedicated to raising awareness of online safety issues. This year we are encouraging Australians to take 3 simple actions to help build online safety: connect, reflect, and protect.

Connect safely by keeping apps and devices secure and reviewing your privacy settings regularly. Reflect on how your actions online may affect others or your safety. Protect yourself and others by visiting eSafety.gov.au to find out how to stay safe online and report online abuse.

It’s important to take control of your online safety, and raise awareness at home, school, work and in your community. Remember, scammers target everyone and no one is too smart to be scammed. Take this opportunity to discuss how to identify scams with friends and family.

Learn more about how to protect yourself from phone scams on the ACMA website or make a report to Scamwatch.

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