Internet fraud has been around for just about as long as the Internet itself. Each year, cybercriminals come up with new techniques and tactics designed to fool their potential victims. At Bit Trade Australia we take your online protection and safety seriously. As such, the best protection that can be ever be under-taken is self-education, on-line safety awareness and prevention.
There is one thing in particular that sets online fraud apart from other Internet threats like viruses, Trojans, spyware, SMS blockers, spam, etc: the target of the cybercriminals is not a computer, whose security has to be circumvented, but a human who, as we all know, has his/her own vulnerabilities. That is why no program can ever provide users with 100% protection; we our-selves have to take a proactive stance in ensuring our own online security and best interests are met.
While the vast majority of on-line financial transactions are successful and hassle-free, we always recommend internet users to follow these simple steps to ensure they get the best out of their online experiences:
- Never send money to anyone you don’t know, nor make a payment on their (or any other 3rd parties) behalf
- If it sounds too good to be true, then it probably isn’t true
- Always use common sense
To best ensure you’re as up to date and informed as possible on hot to protect your-self from online scams and fraud, we recommend you regularly visit the following sites for news, consumer advisories, and tips to stay safe online:
Should you feel you have been the victim of a 3rd party online scam (such as those commonly seen conducted via GumTree, Craigslist, Western Union, and via email, etc.) we suggest you contact your local Police and file a report right away. Bit Trade Australia pro-actively takes steps to work with, and report matters of suspected or alleged fraud to, the police, the ACCC, Scamwatch, state Fair Trade departments, and all other relevant authorities.