The Optus data breach has been a major concern for customers, as millions of names, dates of birth, phone numbers and email addresses were released. As a result, scammers have been taking advantage of the situation to target victims with various scams.
One such scam is phishing scams, where scammers contact you through emails, messages, calls or unreliable websites. They often offer deals that sound too good to be true and ask for personal information such as credit card details or passwords. It’s important to remember that legitimate companies will never ask for this information via email or text message.
Another scam is remote access scams, where scammers use the Optus data breach to get victims to download a piece of software to their phone or computer. This software can give the scammers access to your personal files and information.
Scammers are also using the Optus data breach in impersonation scams by sending fake emails claiming that your personal information has been caught up in the breach. They request that you click on a link which leads you to a malicious website that can steal your personal information and passwords.
It’s important for customers to stay vigilant and protect themselves from these scams by being aware of what they should look out for. Argus Investigations provides information about the Optus data breach on their website and how customers can protect themselves from these types of scams. Customers should also be wary of any offers that sound too good to be true and never provide any personal information unless they are sure it is legitimate.
By staying informed and taking precautions against these types of scams, customers can help ensure their safety online following the Optus data breach.