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  • Stay smart online to avoid cybercrime

    Stay Smart Online week is all about taking simple steps to stay safe online.

    To improve your online safety:

    • Be careful about what information you share online and make sure your member's information isn’t easily accessible. Thieves look to steal personal information with the intent to commit identity fraud.
    • Strong passwords are vital. Use two-factor authenticationExternal Link to add an extra layer of security where possible.
    • Keep software updated on all devices to protect your SMSF's and your members' information.
    • Back up important information regularly using a storage device or online cloud service.
    • Be on the lookout for suspicious emails and text messages and think twice before clicking links or opening attachments.
    • Never transfer funds to an unverified bank account. Always independently source a contact number and then confirm the bank details over the phone.
    • Be wary of online scams. Promoters of illegal schemes promise early access to your super. Don’t risk your super – always check with us if you suspect a scam. If something seems too good to be true it probably is.

    The Cyber Security Review, led by the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, found that cybercrime is costing the Australian economy up to $1 billion annually in direct costs. In the past financial year alone, we received over 100,000 scam reports from the community.

    Our website has information on how to look after your online security, verify or report a scam and what to do if you think you or your clients' personal information has been compromised.

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      Last modified: 02 Oct 2019QC 60215