Lost $50k!?


#1

Today I came across the heart-wrenching story of a pensioner who was scammed out of $40,000-$50,000 because of a phone call from someone pretending to be from Spark. The good news is the 88-year-old man managed to get back over half of his money, but the story highlights just how careful we have to be on the phone and online when our finances are involved.

Since today is the start of Cyber Smart week, I want to see if you know someone who’s ever been a victim of phishing, or if you’ve ever had any near misses?

To help you stay up to date on the latest phishing techniques we also put together a quiz and some essential tips for staying safe.


#2

Might be best if we all refused to use banks with such high risk systems in place.


#3

So, could this have been avoided by 2 factor identification?