Businesses urged to protect themselves against scams

 Businesses urged to protect themselves against scams

A collection of private, community and government bodies has come together to raise awareness about scams and provide tips on scam prevention.

Over 350 government, private and community organisations – including the Australian Banking Association (ABA) and the Customer Owned Banking Association (COBA) – have come together to support scam awareness and education, joining this year’s Scam Awareness Week initiative. 

Organised by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s (ACCC) Scamwatch, this year’s event – which launched on 8 November and will run until 12 November – aims to highlight the prevalence and seriousness of scam and cyber-criminal activity. 

Speaking of the initiative, ACCC deputy chair Delia Rickard said: “The more we talk about scams, the more awareness we have, and the harder it is for scammers to steal our money or personal information.

“There is no need to feel ashamed or embarrassed…

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