Concerned about the safety of your personal information following the recent Optus privacy breach? There are steps that you can take.
Customers are advised to check the Optus website for information and contact Optus via the My Optus App or call 133 937. There are also other things that you can do.
ACCC Scamwatch has created a simple checklist of ways to help safeguard your personal information:
Secure your devices and monitor for unusual activity
Change your online account passwords and enable multi-factor authentication for banking
Check your accounts for unusual activity such as items you haven’t purchased
Place limits on your accounts or ask your bank how you can secure your money.
Accessing your free credit reports is an important way you can check whether any unauthorised accounts have been opened using your personal details. If you suspect fraud, you can request a ban on your credit report.
You are entitled to check your credit report for free every 3 months. You can request a copy of your credit report from these credit reporting bodies: