Safety tips

Cybersecurity is a risk for anyone sharing their personal information online. Treat your personal information with the same caution you would treat you mobile phone - protect it and never leave it in the open where someone can take it.

Protect your information

  • Think before you fill out online forms or subscribe to emails
  • Ask yourself if you really need to give certain information

Think about how your information could be compromised

  • Check your online account and statements regularly to detect any signs of identity theft
  • Be careful who you share your information with

Know what to do in the event of a scam

  • Notify the relevant company if you see suspicious activity on your account
  • Notify the relevant company if you receive a suspicious email, SMS or phone call
  • Change your passwords regularly

Tips to help protect yourself from scammers

  • Be aware of offers that promise prize winnings
  • Type web addresses directly into your browser, navigate to the official app store to download apps, or contact the relevant organisation directly over the phone
  • Regularly check your computer for viruses and spyware to ensure that your system is not being scanned for personal details without your knowledge
  • If you received a suspicious message and are in doubt, delete it
  • Use a strong password for your account and change it at least twice a year