We all get a lot of spam calls, texts and emails so it’s easy to overlook the work happening to protect us. Telstra has this morning released figures showing that they’re blocking over 7,600 emails every minute.
That in itself is an impressive figure, but when you add the 61 million scam SMS each month and between 10 – 15 million scan calls, a picture of the size of the operation comes into focus.
As the community becomes more aware of scams, we need to get smarter to avoid the evolving landscape. There are some fantastic resources out there to protect you online, as well as some very entertaining YouTube channels that both educate viewers and target scammers.
While it would be great to not have to deal with these issues, they’re here and, for now, here to stay. The best defence for you and your family is education on the scams, and tactics used and to simply not engage.
Stay safe online everyone.