Beware of Bank Scams
in your email. There has
been an increase of attempted email bank scams where criminals will
try to obtain your online banking details such as your customer number
and password. It is important that you do not respond to any emails
asking you to confirm your details or to click on an attachment. The
attachment may be a Trojan program that records your keystrokes when
entering your online banking site.
Please report all bank scam emails to
8. Reporting Child Pornography. The Australia
Federal Police has a web page providing advice. If you receive emails
containing child pornography, please report it to National-OCSET-OMC@afp.gov.au
Keep your virus
scanning/prevention and firewall software up to date and be
careful about opening email attachments. It is highly improbable that
your bank will ask you to confirm anything through email. If in doubt
about a suspect email, ring your bank.
Avoiding Spam (Unsolicited Email) :
1. Use a unique
username so that spammers can't guess it too easily. asmith@ or bill@
is an easy one for spammers to guess.
2. Don't use you
real email address when posting on newsgroups. Spammers regularly
harvest email addresses from newsgroups.
3. If you do get
spam, Never respond or ask them to remove you from thier list. This
only confirms to them that the email address works.
4. Be guarded
about who you provide your email address to. Some companies will sell their
databases containing your particulars to others. If you have to
provide a email address, maybe provide a temporary Hotmail address.
5. If you are
getting too much spam, think about changing your email address. i.e. Ring
Omninet and ask to delete your old one and create a new one. It's
easily done between 9am ~ 6pm WA time Mon-Fri.