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Reputable resources and more information about keeping your personal information safe

IDCARE, Australia’s leading national identity and cyber support service for the community, has provided YMAC with the following information on how our community can recognise the signs of identity theft and misuse, and further protect their personal information following data incidents.


Useful information sources

IDCARE has a freely accessible public Learning Centre on their website that contains helpful Fact Sheets, information about the common methods criminals use to commit identity theft, prevention tips and response advice. You can access their learning centre by visiting:

Credit Report: You can check your Credit Report for any unexplained credit checks by following the steps in IDCARE’s Fact Sheet-Credit Reports Australia via their Learning Centre at More information about your credit report, including who produces it and what’s on it, can be found on the OAIC website

ACSC: You can find further information about online safety, cyber security and helpful tips to protect yourself at the Australian Cyber Security Centre’s [ACSC] website The ACSC’s 1300 CYBER1 hotline (1300 292 371) also provides advice and referral information to those impacted.

ScamWatch: Visit the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s ScamWatch website to understand how to protect yourself from scams, the types of scams to look for and how to spot one:

OAIC: To understand how to respond to a cyberattack notification, and reduce your risk of harm, visit the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner [OAIC] page for identity fraud or call the general enquiries line on 1300 363 992

Moneysmart: Understand how best to protect your personal financial information and avoid identity theft with Moneysmart website