Tech Update: Scam Alert

Scammers are constantly at work trying to take advantage of our community members.

The Australian Cyber Security Centre have released a statement advising that the scam is a phone scam where scammers are posing as employees from Australian Government Agencies.

The scammers are then attempting to convince you that your computer has been compromised and to assist in their investigation, they’re asking for remote access via a legitimate screen sharing program.

From there, the scammer attempts to persuade you to access your online banking service revealing your banking information and enabling them to access and transfer your funds.

It is important to note that Australian Government Agencies will never contact individuals asking for remote access to use computers or request funds to be transferred.

If you receive a suspicious phone call, we recommend you hang up and report the incident to the affected government agency.