Vulnerable Australians are being swindled out of thousands by “insidious” scammers posing as the NBN and asking customers to do a speed test.
Over the past six months, a new scam has been on the rise, where customers receive an email from someone posing as NBN Co, and are urged to click a link to test the speed of their connection.
With just one click, they are unwittingly giving scammers access to their computer, and through that they are able to steal banking details and other sensitive information.
Jane McNamara, head of media for NBN Co, said the thief’s next move would typically be to get the customer away from their screen, giving them unmonitored remote access to the person’s desktop.
Often the target will be asked to go outside and check their NBN box, or to go into another room.
In some cases, they are told radiation or harmful
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