Check out the Australian Government ScamWatch website as well.

Computer scams

The attack

Solution

Email scams

The attack

Solution

##Phone scams##

The attack

Solution

Don’t be intimidated by folks who call you that seem nice and helpful at first but may actually be fishing (phishing) for a way to get your information. You wouldn’t let someone talk nicely to you in the street while they subsequently but slowly put their hand in your pocket or hand-bag and remove your wallet, would you?

##Social scams##

Social media and seemingly personal attacks from social tools like Twitter, Facebook and others has gained momentum over the last few months. The general focus of these elegant attacks are carried out by professional crooks on professional people, the main target being those who have good connections within governmental organisations and large companies.

The attack

Solution

##Conclusion##

The above solution principals to avoid being hacked, tricked, cajouled and bullied out of our hard earned money are some suggestions that you might use to help keep clear of giving up information that is yours and no one elses. Remember your information, personal or otherwise, is yours to guard, there is no one else to do it for you.

Remember

If you didn’t invite them, they are likely snooping around for an easy target. Don’t be the easy target, it happens to the best of us when they are good at what they do, but hopefully you can now avoid some of the pitfalls of living in the information age.

Some theives are very smart, don’t panic, just say no and walk away!