Scam, wham, thank you ma'am no more

A national campaign to fight online fraud and other scams is under way.
A national campaign to fight online fraud and other scams is under way. Derrick Den Hollander

BANKING customers have been asked to show continued vigilance as part of a national campaign to fight online fraud and other scams.

Credit unions, building societies and mutual banks are supporting National Consumer Fraud Week, an initiative of the Australasian Consumer Fraud Taskforce.

The CEO of Holiday Coast Credit Union Neville Parsons said the local community can consumers can take simple measures to ensure they are also safe from scams.

"Consumer Fraud Week will increase awareness of the methods used in scams so the public can quickly identify them and 'slam a scam'," Mr Parsons said.

"It's critical that personal information is protected at all times as scammers can target people anywhere, anytime, and use many crafty methods to achieve their goals."

Scammers use a number of methods to attempt to defraud people, including a phone call or SMS out of the blue, a fishy email or 'lucky' letter, an unknown knock at the door or a strange request from an online friend or admirer.

To protect yourself against scammers, Holiday Coast Credit Union encourages its customers to be wary of suspicious emails, letters, house visits, phone calls or SMS and instead press 'delete', throw them out, shut the door or just hang up.

Topics:  national consumer fraud week




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