Types of internet banking fraud include phishing and mule recruitment, and can happen through your smartphone, tablet and other mobile devices.
Banking on your computer, tablet or smartphone is so convenient and banks protect your accounts with sophisticated software systems.
“With the popularity of online dating services on the rise in Australia, Valentine’s Day has become more appealing for scammers looking to cash in on people searching for that special someone.” “While many do find love online, those who are victims of fake scams and false identities are often left with financial damage and emotional distress,” added Dempsey.
The majority of online daters (51 percent) lie by exaggerating or misrepresenting their online dating profiles – usually the touch up of a photo or some dramatic change in their profile information, to make them appear more appealing.
Reports made to the ACORN may be referred to police for consideration and possible investigation.
Still not being allowed to message anyone and after several letters to their contact us site ,got no replies .
Reassuringly, catfishing – being tricked into a romantic online relationship with someone who has a fake online identity – was rarely encountered in Australia (12 percent) and almost half (48 percent) realised they were a victim at the point when the other person refused to meet them in person.
“Online dating can be a fantastic service for those seeking a relationship, but large online communities also make them an attractive target for scammers,” said Melissa Dempsey, Senior Director, Norton Business Unit, Asia Pacific and Japan, Symantec.
Criminals know it's difficult to defeat these systems, so they focus on customers directly, tricking their victims into revealing confidential information.
Avoid becoming a victim by knowing how to protect your information and your mobile devices, and understand how criminals use scams to try to defraud people.