Travel ad traps: On social networks and seemingly legitimate websites, these ‘holiday packages’ will depart with your credit card details. Parcel alerts: Fake missed delivery emails entice victims to download malware. Unknown charities: You can verify legitimate charities at the ACNC Charity Register (acnc.gov.au/charity). Digital gift cards: Do not click on links to online vouchers from people you don’t know. Fake auction listings: Never agree to purchase an item outside the online auction site. Fraudulent Christmas shops: Online shoppers should research traders before paying. Social media links: Shortened web links are hard to scrutinise. Check at checkshorturl.com. Insecure websites: Always look for the lock icon in the corner of a web address bar. Fake reviews: Dodgy dealers pay for fake customer reviews. Check on Fakespot.com. Romance scams: Scammers attempt to strike up a relationship with the victim via email, and then ask for money. Public wi-fi: Do not conduct transactions over public wi-fi. Tax threats: The ATO will not threaten you with arrest in a recorded phone message.