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


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, 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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