Pro­tect per­sonal in­for­ma­tion from scams

Maroochy Weekly - - NEWS -

NBN is alert­ing the com­mu­nity to be aware of scam­mers ask­ing for per­sonal in­for­ma­tion and fi­nan­cial de­tails.

With one in two Aus­tralian premises now able to con­nect to the nbn net­work, scam­mers are in­creas­ingly tak­ing the op­por­tu­nity to im­per­son­ate nbn and take ad­van­tage of con­sumers.

nbn chief se­cu­rity of­fi­cer Dar­ren Kane said to pro­tect your­self from scams, it was important to be aware that nbn would never make un­so­licited calls or door­knock to sell broad­band ser­vices.

“nbn is the com­pany build­ing and op­er­at­ing Aus­tralia’s whole­sale broad­band net­work and as a whole­sale-only com­pany, we do not sell broad­band pack­ages di­rectly to con­sumers.

“There are times when nbn may con­tact you di­rectly as part of the net­work roll-out but this will never be to sell you a ser­vice.

“If you would like to make the switch to the nbn net­work please check if your area is ready for ser­vice, con­tact your pre­ferred re­tail ser­vice provider and ar­range a time to switch your ser­vice over.”

nbn ad­vises the fol­low­ing steps be taken to pro­tect your­self from scam­mers: Visit the nbn web­site to check if your home or busi­ness is able to or­der an nbn ser­vice and find the list of re­tail ser­vice providers avail­able in your area.

To pro­tect oth­ers, re­port scams via the SCAM-watch re­port scam page or by call­ing 1300 795 995.

Fur­ther in­for­ma­tion is avail­able at www.scamwatch.gov.au.

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