Scamwatch: Binge-watching your favourite shows? make sure your account information is safe | Port Stephens Examiner

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Every year, thousands of Australians are targeted by scams, whether it be online, via phone, mail or even in person.

Australian Community Media has compiled a list of current scams identified on sites such as scamwatch.gov.au, www.cyber.gov.au and the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s website dedicated to informing people about fraudulent and dishonest activities.

Streaming service scams

BEWARE: Payment redirections scams are often only detected when your regular supplier asks why they have not been paid.

  • Binge-watching your favourite shows during lockdown? Scamwatch is urging account holders to think twice before responding to a request from a streaming service to ‘update your payment details’.
  • Always double check the sender to avoid false billing scams.
  • Scammers posing as a regular supplier may claim that their banking details have changed. They may tell you they have recently changed banks, and may use stolen…

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