It’s been a tough year for Australia’s financial sector.
Credit card fraud has spiked, with the number of people who were affected being up by 1.6 million in the third quarter of 2018.
In the first half of 2019, there were 1.1 million fraud victims, according to figures released on Thursday.
While the figure is still a small number, it’s significant and represents a 20 per cent increase over the same period in 2017.
The figures also show a large increase in online banking fraud.
According to the Australian Bankers Association, there have been an estimated 3.2 million fraudulent transactions since December 1, 2018, a 6 per cent rise on the same time last year.
What are you most worried about?
You’ll need to get more information on these new reports from the Bank of England and the Financial Conduct Authority.
This year, Australia’s overall banking market is expected to grow by an estimated 8 per cent, according the Financial Markets Association.
It will also see a sharp rise in the number and sophistication of the types of transactions that can be detected by these two organisations.
There’s also the matter of the new online banking tools that banks are rolling out, which have increased the likelihood of being detected.
While these new features are aimed at deterring fraud, it may also make it harder for banks to identify those they believe may be using these services to commit fraud.
It’s not just the banking industry that has been impacted by the rise in online fraud, with online advertising revenues being down by 11 per cent last year, according data released on Friday by the Australian Bureau of Statistics.
So what can you do?
There are a few ways you can protect yourself.
If you’re already using online banking, you may want to use a third-party service that isn’t yet fully operational, such as the new payment processing app, PaySafe.
It provides you with an additional layer of protection, including protection against online fraud.
If you’re using a bank account or a debit card, you can also use a card reader to help prevent fraud.
You can find out how to use these tools in our guide to digital identity protection.
The FCA’s website also offers a simple way to protect yourself if you’ve already been exposed to online fraud: log into your banking account using a PIN.
If this doesn’t work, try using a passcode to unlock your account, which will also stop your data from being shared with anyone.
Alternatively, you could check the FCA website regularly for a report from your bank.
The agency is monitoring the number, complexity and sophistication level of online fraud that is affecting financial services and says it will be releasing a new report next week to highlight the latest trends in this area.
And while you’re not going to be able to stop your account from being hacked, there are a number of ways to help protect yourself from it.
Firstly, it can be easy to let people know that your bank account isn’t linked to any particular person or business.
To do this, simply follow these steps: Log into your bank’s website.
Select ‘Manage My Account’.
You should see an option to ‘Sign Out of my account’ next to your username.
Click on it.
Enter your PIN.
This will stop any information that can potentially be shared with any third parties.
This should also stop any personal information that you’ve agreed to keep from being stored on your account.
You can then delete your account using the option on the account settings page.
If your PIN hasn’t been deleted, there’s a good chance that your data will still be on the bank’s servers.
Use a VPN or TOR (Tor browser extension) to keep your online data private.
Some VPN providers provide free VPN services to help you block people who want to steal your account details.
The latest news is that the Australian Federal Police (AFP) is offering a free VPN service for people to help keep their personal information secure.
The service is being offered by VPN provider Privacy Shield.
To protect yourself against online banking and online advertising, you should also consider using a mobile phone to protect your privacy.