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Why Would A Scammer Target Me?

Myth: “I don’t have any money, why would a scammer target me?”

Fact: If you’re online, you’re a target, whether you’re cashed up or not. Scammers are after your personal info, so they can do things like steal your identity to take out credit cards or loans in your name.

A cybercriminal may look to steal a range of personal information including:

  • Name
  • Date of birth
  • Driver’s licence number
  • Address
  • Mother’s maiden name
  • Place of birth
  • Credit card details
  • Tax file number
  • Medicare card details
  • Passport information
  • Personal Identification Number (PIN)
  • Online account username and login details

Find out what else cybercriminals are after and how you can protect yourself https://www.staysmartonline.gov.au/protect-yourself/recover-when-things-go-wrong/identity-theft

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