R U in Control of your identity?

Typically, with the holiday season upon us there are plenty of scams around.

Police have received a large volume of identity crime reports through the Australian Cybercrime Online Reporting Network (ACORN).

Think before you post those Christmas travel plans online.

Oversharing may be tempting, but it also lets followers know a little too much information.

Even the simplest of details about your lifestyle can allow a cybercriminal to gather personal information about you.

Social media sites are a gold-mine of information for identity thieves and unfortunately it is also a time when the risk of fraud rises as people become more relaxed with the increase of money transactions over the Christmas period.

Remember to check your privacy settings for social media, and check your financial accounts for any unusual activity.
For further information, visit: www.scamwatch.gov.au or www.staysmartonline.gov.au

If you have information for police, contact Policelink on 131 444 or provide information using the online form 24hrs per day.

You can report information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers, a registered charity and community volunteer organisation, by calling 1800 333 000 or via crimestoppersqld.com.au 24hrs per day.

 

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