Tuesday, March 8th, 2011
It’s National Consumer Fraud Week in Australia. This year’s theme, “It’s Personal,” draws our focus to the very significant personal impact of scams, and how we can take steps ourselves to fight fraud on the home front. Today’s scammers and fraudsters are getting faster, more creative, and more sophisticated. Medicare Australia and Centrelink urged Australians [...]
Monday, January 3rd, 2011
Say you’re sitting in an airport and want to send e-mails from your personal e-mail account. You start up your laptop and use your wireless software to look for the free Internet service that the airport has advertised. You see an SSID option labeled with something like “airport wireless,” and it’s unsecure. You might figure [...]
Tuesday, December 21st, 2010
Christmas and the New Year is a mad time of the year with end of year celebrations, family gatherings and gift giving. Unfortunately it is also a time when the risk of fraud increases as people become more relaxed and the sheer volume of financial transactions increases.
Thursday, December 16th, 2010
Say you are sitting in an airport and want to send emails from your personal email account.