Your personal information is one of the most valuable commodities you own. To safeguard your information, you need to take appropriate measures to prevent it from falling into the wrong hands. Failing to protect your personal information can result in fraud, identity theft, or even lead to it being sold on the dark web.
Be wary of scams, and know what to look for when you’re contacted by a scammer. Sometimes it can be hard to tell, especially if they’re phishing, or impersonating a bank or government agency. In 2022, the most popular form of scam plaguing Australians was phishing. Almost 75,000 instances of attempted phishing were reported to Scamwatch in 2022, with 3% of those reports claiming some sort of financial loss.
One of the best ways to ensure your personal information is protected is to ensure your passwords are unique and tough to crack.