We are now well into 2022 and as we continue to see developments in technology, we’ve also seen devastating events happen both domestically with the recent floods in NSW and Queensland and worldwide, such as the ongoing presence of Covid-19 and global conflicts. Unfortunately, both these factors contribute to an increase in opportunities for criminals to take advantage of people by disguising scams as legitimate goods or services rendered.
It’s important now more than ever that you are taking the right actions to make sure your personal information and accounts remain safe and secure. Qudos Bank takes the protection of your information and transaction data very seriously, and we have a number of controls in place to protect your accounts. In addition to our fraud prevention tools and security protocols, we also strongly encourage you to take steps towards educating and protecting yourself. You can find more information on the types of scams and tips on how to avoid falling victim within the Qudos Bank Fraud Hub located on our website. If you are ever unsure about a particular communication you have received either via email, SMS or a phone call, you can refer to the Fraud Hub for guidance or contact us direct.
Qudos Bank are advocates for Privacy Awareness Week (PAW), an annual initiative run by the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) in conjunction with state and territory privacy regulators and the Asia Pacific Privacy Authorities forum.
Privacy Awareness Week highlights the importance of your privacy and how you can protect your personal information. This year PAW will take place from the 2nd to 8th May 2022. The theme from this year’s campaign is ‘Privacy: The Foundation of Trust – we all have a role to play’.
In conjunction with this initiative, we wanted to share some helpful tips and actions you can take to protect your privacy:
For more resources on Privacy Awareness Week please visit the OAIC education website: https://education.oaic.gov.au/paw2022/
Qudos takes the protection of our customers, your information and financial security very seriously. And whilst we all have a role to play the first line of defence is you. I would like to leave you with this thought:
Trust is something that should be earnt.
If we reflect deeper into the foundations of trust, we wouldn’t trust total strangers in our homes or with meaningful life possessions. We should apply this same principle with our personal data, passcodes and banking accounts.