If you’ve been affected by the Optus data breach, the danger is far from over – no matter what the purported hacker is claiming.
What is ‘structured water’ (aka hexagonal water, EZ water, or H3O2)? You might see people advertising it, but it’s not a real thing.
Scam techniques that rely on human nature are increasingly being executed via technology. Here are five that recorded big increases in 2021.
From initial coin offerings that are totally fake to fraudsters demanding payments in crypto, scams involving cryptocurrencies are on the rise. Two experts explain why – and how to protect yourself.
It’s true that phones aren’t as prone to viruses as computers – but they’re still far from immune.
A combination of volume, technology and financial need has opened the door to sleazy and dangerous advertisements on reputable websites.
Older Americans are often taught to be fearful of hackers and scammers in their midst while also being told to investigate potential threats. Better advice is to not engage.
While the ACCC failed in a similar case against Google in 2013, there are some key details in this one which could give it more leverage.
Despite the belief that people are deeply skeptical of strangers, study after study shows that humans are primed to trust one another.
Although it’s estimated illicit activity amounts to less than 1% of all cryptocurrency transactions, figures of losses are still staggering – and on the rise.
A cybersecurity research group has been tracking a significant rise in the number of stolen checks being sold on sites like WhatsApp and Telegram, which often results in stolen identities.
As a tree scientist who works with urban trees, I can assure you some large, old trees are well worth leaving alone, even you find them annoying sometimes.
The scambaiting community aims to disrupt online scammers – but some of their activity is ethically troubling.
As winter draws in, Australians don’t just have to prepare for tax time — they must also be on the watch for scams.
Crude text scams, sent en masse, only have to work a handful of times to make criminals significant sums of cash.
There are thousands of fraudulent websites waiting to scam potential pet owners.
Fraudulent sites are easy to set up and it’s easy to get fooled, according to a psychologist who has advice on how to check out online merchants.
The plague of unsolicited automated phone calls isn’t abating. By studying robocalls, scholars at the Robocall Observatory are developing ways to help shut them down.
While some online services such as banking do warrant using your true information, many sites shouldn’t require the same level of disclosure. Here’s how to protect yourself in such cases.
There have been scores of scams reported in Australia since the bushfires started in September. This is why fraudsters take advantage of those in need.