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Be aware of the personal information you share online

If you’re signing up for a sales alert, loyalty program or creating an online shopping account, remember your personal information is valuable and you need to protect it.

  • Breaches of your personal data including your financial information can have serious consequences, including identity theft. 

  • The retail sector is now one of the top five sources of data breaches notified to the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC). 

  • Phishing is a common cause of data breaches, so be on the alert for suspicious emails or texts. 

  • Always use strong and unique passwords, watch out for phishing emails or texts, and be aware of what you share online to keep your personal information safe. 

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