PROTECT YOURSELF AGAINST SCAMS!
If it sounds too good to be true, then it probably is!
Scammers are getting smarter and taking advantage of new technology, new products or services and major events to create believable stories that will convince you to give them your money or personal details. Scams target people of all backgrounds, ages and income levels across Australia.
Scams succeed because they look like the real thing and catch you off guard when you’re not expecting it.
Frontier Software data breach
On 14 November 2021, Frontier advised the South Australian Government that it had been the victim of a data breach. At that time Frontier publicly stated that no employee personal information had been compromised.
On 9 December 2021, contrary to Frontier’s previous statements, it was identified that significant personal information of South Australian Government employees had been stolen from Frontier’s systems.
A range of strategies have been put in place to help protect current and former public sector employees from identity risks.
Follow our tips below to protect yourself from scams
What to do if you have been scammed
Contact people you know that may be affected
Contact your financial institution
Report scams to the authorities
Get help from Australian agencies
Report scams to Facebook services
Change your online passwords
Contact your local consumer protection agency
Contact a counselling or support service