Privacy Awareness Week – How to stay secure online Talk to us Phone us Email us Breadcrumbs Firefighters Mutual Bank About Us Member news & media 2018 Privacy Awareness Week – How to stay secure online 11 May 2018 11 May 2018 Privacy Awareness Week – How to stay secure online May 13th to May 19th is Privacy Awareness Week. In partnership with the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner, we want to take this opportunity to pass on our best tips on how to stay safe online. 1. Ensure you change your passwords on a regular basis. Having strong and varied passwords (such as those that contain symbols and capital letters) decreases your vulnerability to fraud. 2. Avoid using unsecured websites and Wi-Fi networks. Be aware of the information you are sending across unsecured networks. Avoid using unsecured Wi-Fi networks for online shopping, as this may heighten your chances of being targeted for fraud. 3. Stay aware of scams that are occurring. The Australian Competition & Consumer Commission keeps an updated list of occurring scams, viewable at https://www.scamwatch.gov.au/ 4. Check details of emails before engaging. Most companies will not send click-through via links on emails, or make unprompted calls for your details. Always be suspicious of calls that claim to be from a service provider you have no history with. Over the coming week, we’ll be posting more items through social media to ensure our members are aware of Privacy Awareness Week and have tips available to take control of their privacy. For more information on how to stay safe online visit our security section. Back to top.