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Avoid this FAKE ‘email password expired warning

Avoid this FAKE ‘email password expired’ warning

Australians have been cautioned against any emails in their inbox claiming that the recipient’s email password is expiring. Falling for this kind of fraudulent ‘password expiring’ email could see the victim’s sensitive information and private data exploited for criminal activity, email security software platform MailGuard has warned.   In a recent blog post, MailGuard said it…
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Revealed Best stock market strategy for the seriously inexperienced

Revealed: Best stock market strategy for the seriously inexperienced

The question I don’t often get from people who aspire to build their wealth is: “How do I make a start on investing in the stock market?” Instead I get this ‘questionable’ question: “Have you got a tip on a good stock that I can make some money on?” Those sorts of people usually show…
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Global shipping crisis Is your Christmas shopping list in trouble

Global shipping crisis: Is your Christmas shopping list in trouble?

Global shipping is in disarray as COVID-19, the Suez Canal crisis and a container shortage pose cascading problems. Major brands like Mattel, Hasbro and Nike are warning of supply constraints going into the festive season, while, locally, JB Hi-Fi and Super Retail Group have also raised concerns, with JB Hi-Fi already stockpiling an extra $200 million worth of goods. For…
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The 12 warning signs of financial abuse 2 million will face

The 12 warning signs of financial abuse 2 million will face

Around 2 million Australians will experience financial abuse in their lifetime, but many people don’t even recognise it’s happening. It is believed 16 per cent of Australian women and 7.1 per cent of men have, or will, experience financial and economic abuse at some point in their life. It’s a problem that requires a concerted effort by…
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WARNING over fake ‘Australian Federal Police phone calls

WARNING over fake ‘Australian Federal Police’ phone calls

Australia’s leading scam reporting agency is warning Aussies to look out for scammers posing as the Australian Federal Police (AFP) to steal money from vulnerable people. Scammers are posing as members of the AFP and telling victims of ‘suspicious activity’ linked to their bank accounts, Scamwatch said in a recent alert. The scammers will then ask…
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The scientific WFH formula How often to get up from your chair

The scientific WFH formula: How often to get up from your chair

The science is in: if you’re working from home, you should get up for every three minutes every half an hour to combat the unwanted side-effects of high blood sugar and high cholesterol as a result of sitting too much. A new study has found that taking even as little as 15 steps every half…
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World to see fastest pace of growth in 50 years Heres the 18 trillion twist

World to see fastest pace of growth in 50 years: Here’s the $18 trillion twist

We’re about to experience the fastest pace of economic growth the world has seen in half a century. Global GDP is forecasted to recover from the crippling economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic at 5.3 per cent in 2021, according to the latest report from the UN’s Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD). For Australia in particular, GDP is expected to…
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16 million Aussies warned of dangerous Commonwealth Bank email scam

16 million Aussies warned of dangerous Commonwealth Bank email scam

Australians have been warned of a new scam using Commonwealth Bank signage which attempts to lure victims into sharing personal and financial details. Security firm MailGuard sounded the alarm about the phishing scam targeting as many as 16 million Commonwealth Bank customers, noting that it’s the second time in weeks that scammers have posed as the major…
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Why Centrelink hit 11 771 Aussies with 32 million debt letters

Why Centrelink hit 11,771 Aussies with $32 million debt letters

Centrelink has sent debt letters to nearly 12,000 Australians on welfare payments ordering them to pay back debts worth a total of nearly $33 million. The debt recovery comes after the agency deemed they were actually ineligible to receive the payments, or were overpaid. Services Australia told Senate Estimates that it had raised debts with at least…
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