Scammers are everywhere nowadays. In your email, on your doorstop, and it seems, even inside your fridge.
And while some are obvious, many are increasingly sophisticated.
So in this ever-changing “scamscape”, how should we keep up-to-date on the latest threats?
The answer might be SCAMwatch – an excellent anti-scam education site, published by the Australian Competition and Consumer Competition (ACCC)
From that site, you can ingest all manner of up-to-date information on the latest scams and dodgy exploits from the internet and beyond.
And it’s VERY comprehensive. They even have a section where you can report a potential scam.
But do you have the time? What if you’re out-and-about, speaking with friends, etc. and want to check or report a scam?
For that, there’s SCAMbuster – a mobile application for iPhone and Android, published by NSW Fair Trading.
I installed it last week. I haven’t had to use it yet, but it looks like a great way to “sniff out” sophisticated scams, while providing a handy pocket reference.
So keep safe out there – educate thyself, lest ye be re-educated.