Being informed is the key to avoiding scams

April 2, 2024
While it seems we all like to think we are clever enough to outwit a scam, Australians collectively lost more than 480 million to scams last year. Every year scammers get more sophisticated in the methods they use to part us with our money – or our valuable personal information. It’s important to recognise that…

Securing your passwords online

February 9, 2024
We spend a lot of time online and don’t often think about the risks involved. Yet if we are not careful, we can make ourselves vulnerable to criminal activity such as hacking, phishing, and identity theft. The annual Cyber Threat Report announced in 2023 a 23% year-on-year increase in cybercrimes in Australia, amounting to a…
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Keeping your small business cyber secure

November 1, 2023
Cybersecurity has been in the news a lot lately. Australia recently witnessed large-scale data breaches that affected some of the country’s most prominent corporations. These highlighted that no business is impervious to cyber-attacks, which is why it’s especially important for small business owners to protect their businesses against cyber threats. The Australian Cyber Security Centre…
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Think you’ll never fall for a scam? Think again!

April 4, 2023
It’s no secret that scammers are getting more sophisticated. As this is an ever-evolving space, scammers are constantly developing new ways to part you with your hard-earned cash – and they cast their net wide.  While it’s easy to think “it will never happen to me”, people who never expected to be victims of scams…
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Six simple ways to protect your passwords

February 22, 2023
We use passwords to access our bank accounts, social media, email and more every day. Passwords are the keys to our online identity. That’s why protecting them is so important. Creating a strong password is the first step to protecting yourself online. This helps reduce the risk of unauthorised access by those willing to put…
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The Rich Life Vol 59

July 1, 2022
Welcome to our July newsletter and the start of a new financial year. With winter in full swing, it’s a great time to rug up by the fire, take stock of the year that was and make plans for the future. June was a big month in an eventful year for the local and global…
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How to guard against cyber threats

July 1, 2022
As technology creeps further into our everyday lives, cybercriminals are taking advantage of the latest that technology has to offer and carrying out increasingly sophisticated scams worth eye-watering sums. In the 2020-21 financial year alone, individuals and businesses in Australia reported total losses of more than $33 billion. The main types of cybercrime were fraud…
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Cyber security – protecting yourself at home

November 2, 2021
Greater flexibility in working arrangements has been a by-product of the pandemic, as working from home has become more widespread. In fact, The Families in Australia Survey: Towards COVID Normal reported in November 2020 that two thirds of Aussies were working from home. While this flexibility has many benefits, it does also bring downsides, such as the…

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