This week is ‘stay smart online’ week. We know that many of our depositors are wary of divulging their personal information online. And you know what? It’s good to be wary. That makes you safe.
However, for those that are in the online world, and those that are wanting to venture out soon, we’ve put together this list of tips to help you keep safe online:
- Use good strong passwords. Check out our blog post on online passwords for more information.
- Be smart! If it’s “too good to be true”, it probably is!
- If you’re purchasing something online, make sure it’s from a reputable website. Read our blog post on online payments for details.
- Ensure you have good antivirus software installed! Watch this video below from Stay Smart Online for more information.
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- Turn your computer off and disconnect from the internet when you’re not using it.
- Be vigilant about the type of emails you open. If you don’t know the sender, don’t open any attachments. Emails are easy ways to scam users. For example, most banks won’t ask you to click a link to confirm your banking details – if you receive an email like this, please call your bank first to confirm the legitimacy of the email.
- Don’t share personal details online. This includes on social media. Be vague and impersonal when sharing any information about yourself. You never know who might be watching!
- Set all your social media profiles to private. If you’re unsure how to do this – ask your kids or grandkids!
For more information, please visit the ASIC Money Smart page on protecting yourself from online scams.