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We wish you a Cyber Safe Festive Season!

If it looks too good to be true, it probably is. Scams are attempts by criminals to purposefully and maliciously mislead you in order to get your money. It's good to be on alert during the festive season, as this time of year can be a scammers delight.

Take a look at our tips below and stay cyber-safe these holidays!

Tip 1

Be careful when shopping online

  • Always use an online shopping service that is trustworthy.
  • Avoid clicking links in emails, SMS texts or popups, instead
  • Access websites directly through your web browser.

Tip 2

Hang up the phone on unknown callers asking for personal information

If you receive a phone call demanding information or urgent action, ring the organisation back using details found on an official website.


Tip 3

Beware of scam emails (phishing) and SMS

Phishing attacks increase during the holiday season. Be on the lookout for suspicious SMS texts or emails, such as fake offers encouraging you to get in quick, or unusual/unexpected parcel delivery notifications – these are often fake!


For more information on scams and how to avoid them, visit Australian Government website

Keep yourself secure

We're working every day to help keep you secure online, however it's also your responsibility to keep yourself secure. With new scams regularly surfacing, it’s important to educate yourself on the most common types of scams so you know what to look out for. To help you, here are some suggestions of simple steps you can take to further improve your level of security:

  • Call out anything suspicious relating to your ANZ banking by reporting it to us and report wider concerns to Scamwatch
  • Learn about the different types of scams, how to protect yourself from them and sign up for alerts from the ACCC’s Scamwatch and Stay Smart Online
  • If an email, call or SMS seems unusual, check it through official contact points (e.g. published phone number) before acting (e.g. clicking on links, opening attachments or following any payment instructions)
  • Type website addresses into your browser’s address bar rather than clicking on any links that you’ve been sent
  • If you’ve changed your number, lost your phone or are planning to travel overseas let us know (Personal Banking or Business) so we can try to tell you about any unusual account activity

Download a flyer on protecting yourself from scams

Download the ACCC’s Little Black Book of Scams

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Personal Banking Customers:
13 33 50  +61 3 9683 8833

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13 70 28  +61 3 8693 7153 

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This information seeks to raise awareness and provides general information only. It may be necessary or appropriate  to ensure that measures are taken in addition to, or in substitution for, the measures presented having regard to your particular personal or business circumstances.