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Telstra & ATO Scam

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Telstra & ATO Scam

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Warning about tax scams

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Warning about tax scams Tax scams seem to be everywhere at the moment and Scamwatch is warning people not to engage with phone calls or emails they receive threatening arrest or jail over unpaid tax debts.Reports of these scams have jumped significantly during the past month. The scam is timed to coincide with the cut-off date for people needing to have their tax returns submitted to the Australian Tax Office.Most of these scams occur over the phone. People get a call from an aggressive scammer directly or receive a robotic-sounding voice message informing them they need to contact a phone...

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Beware scammers wanting access to your computer and bank account

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27 August 2018 Scammers are increasingly catching out people by impersonating well-known businesses or the police so they can get access to computers and steal money or banking information.  The ACCC’s Scamwatch website has recorded a significant spike in these types of scams, known as remote access scams, with more than 8000 reports recorded in 2018 so far and losses totalling $4.4 million.  “The spike in remote access scams is very concerning; losses so far in 2018 have already surpassed those for the whole of 2017, and sadly it is older Australians that are losing the most money,” ACCC Deputy...

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ATO issues third scam watch alert in four months

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ATO issues third scam watch alert in four months

This time its switchboard is being spoofed. The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) has warned of increasing numbers of scammers spoofing phone numbers from its switchboard in an effort to make fake calls appear legitimate.  Scammers who pose as ATO staff typically attempt to secure payments of debts that don't exist, often accompanied by warnings of dire consequences for non-compliance or tardy payments. The phone number most commonly spoofed by scammers belongs to the ATO’s overseas enquiries hotline, which is intended for incoming calls and uses a conventional phone number instead of the 13 numbers the office uses to take inbound...

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Windows 10 October 2018 Update: Microsoft releases fix for data deletion bug

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Windows 10 October 2018 Update: Microsoft releases fix for data deletion bug

In a blog post, the company says the number of customers impacted by the bug was small, with "reports of data loss" limited to "one one-hundredth of one percent of version 1809 installs." We have fully investigated all reports of data loss, identified and fixed all known issues in the update, and conducted internal validation. Also, Microsoft Support and our retail stores customer service personnel are available at no charge to help customers. Rather than immediately make the updated bits available to the public, Microsoft says it's limiting the initial release of this update to devices that are part of the...

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