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Stay Smart Online during the Commonwealth Games 2018

Major sporting events like the Commonwealth Games are a prime target for cybercriminals. Everyone can get caught up in ‘Games fever’ and this can make you an easy target.

Falling victim to a virus, online scam or other internet nasty can be frustrating and unpleasant—but help is available!

Where to get help

If something has knocked you offline, follow these steps to protect yourself from further harm:

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  • Contact your bank. If you’ve sent money or personal banking details to a scammer contact your bank immediately. Most big banks will cover any loss if someone makes an unauthorised transaction on your account, as long as you have protected your client number and passwords.
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  • Recover your identity. If you think you’ve been the victim of identity theft, act quickly. For advice contact iDcare on 1300 432 273 or use their free Cyber First Aid Kit to help you work out what to do.
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  • Report scams to Scamwatch.  Scams can be reported to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s Scamwatch
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  • Report to authorities. If you have been a victim of a cybercrime such as fraud, report it to ACORN (Australian Cybercrime Online Reporting Network).
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  • Recover when things go wrong. Read our tips to help you get back up and running.

Top tips to stay safe during the Games

Don't get scammed

Protect your business during the Games

Commonwealth Games officials expect cybercriminals to target small and medium-sized enterprises that are on the public register as being Games’ partners and providers. Follow our tips to protect your business:

Protect you business

More information

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