Protecting your information

Stay Smart Online Week

Stay Smart Online Week

Stay Smart Online Week (October 12-16) is an Australian Government initiative held annually in partnership with industry, community, consumer groups and state and territory governments.

As a partner with the Government for this initiative the Bank is committed to raising staff and customer awareness about protecting sensitive and personal information when using the Internet and other forms of electronic communication – both at work and when at home.

Top Tips

Stay Smart Online has many top tips to help all Australians improve their online security. To learn more please click on the relevant links below:

Get smarter with your data

National Consumer Fraud Week
18 - 24 May 2015

An Australasian Consumer Fraud Taskforce initiative

If you haven’t stopped and thought about how you keep your private information secure, chances are you could be leaving it wide open for scammers to use for fraudulent purposes. During Fraud Week 2015, the Australasian Consumer Fraud Taskforce is urging Australian consumers and businesses to get smarter with their data and keep it out of the hands of scammers.

To leave scammers out in the cold, follow SCAMwatch’s Top 6 Protect Yourself tips:

  1. Keep your personal details secure
  2. Think twice about what you say and do in an online environment
  3. Keep your mobile devices and computers secure
  4. Choose your passwords carefully
  5. Beware of any request for your details or money
  6. Get a copy of your credit report
If you think your banking details have been compromised, you should contact your bank or credit union immediately to let them know. If you think your identity information has been stolen, you should contact iDcare - a free government-industry service which works with you to develop specific response plans to your situation to reduce risk and impact.

Visit the SCAMwatch website to find out more about the various forms of identity theft, how to protect yourself and what to do if you’ve been scammed.

Get smarter with your data

An initiative of the Australasian Consumer Fraud Taskforce

Bendigo and Adelaide Bank is a Member/Partner of the Taskforce and urges you to protect yourself against scams.