Scam advice this St Patrick’s Day

This St Patrick’s Day don’t fall for any Leprechauns promising pots of gold at the end of the rainbow. Cybercriminals use your good will against you, by trying to take advantage of each and every opportunity.

Bring yourself some luck by using these common-sense tips:

  1. Don’t click on random hyperlinks – emails or pop ups might promise you the world, but ask yourself R U in Control, be disciplined and avoid clicking on them – such links can put malware on your device or take you to a malicious site designed to steal your private information;
  2. Make sure your software and antivirus protection is up to date – if you don’t, you’re opening a window for criminals to exploit – don’t make it easy for them;
  3. Back up all your data regularly. If disaster does strike, you’ll be safe in the knowledge you can restore your files.

Learn how to disrupt and prevent being a victim of fraud, visit ‘R U in Control?’

To protect yourself from scams, visit scamwatch.

If you have been the victim of a cybercrime, you can report this online at ReportCyber.

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