Increase font size Decrease font size

Alert - Computer Access Scams

Attention: open in a new window. Print


The ACCC (Australian Competition & Consumer Commission) are warning consumers that "so far this year scammers have stolen more than $7.2 million from Australians by gaining access to home computers." The latest Scamwatch Alert "Computer takeover scams on the rise" published 12/07/2021, explains the significant and damaging impact of remote access scams in 2021, which have increased "184 per cent compared to the same period last year." Warning all Australians to deny unsolictied requests for you "to download remote control software such as AnyDesk or TeamViewer." If you are unsure and "think the communication may have been legitimate, independently source the contact details for the organisation to contact them".  Read the full news alert at