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  • Don't let your information fall into the wrong hands

    As we move towards an increasingly digital environment, scammers have even more opportunities to trick people into handing over their hard-earned money.

    But money’s not the only thing they’re interested in – information is just as valuable.

    Scammers will often try to ‘phish’ for personal and financial information by impersonating government agencies like the ATO. They can use this information to:

    • drain your bank account
    • establish fake businesses in your name
    • take out loans
    • gain access to your online government services
    • scam your clients, employees, family and friends.

    This Scams Awareness Week, we’re encouraging individuals and businesses to review their cyber security practices to ensure their information doesn’t fall into the wrong hands.

    As a business you should:

    • secure your business files and employee information
    • use complex passwords and change them regularly
    • remove system access for people who no longer work for you
    • make sure your staff have the appropriate access and permissions associated with their myGovID for the Business Portal (customise access and view user history reports in Access Manager) 
    • ensure all employees log out of systems and lock computers when not in use
    • ensure your computers and other devices have up-to-date security and anti-virus software
    • ensure you have appropriate alarm systems in place.

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    Last modified: 11 Aug 2020QC 63394