The Australian Cyber Security Centre’s (ACSC) Act Now Stay Secure campaign warns that cybercriminals like online shopping too and often target online shoppers to steal their money or their personal details. The ACSC urges Australians to act now, stay secure by accessing the easy-to-follow cyber security advice.

Although online shopping is convenient and the preferred way to shop for many Australians, it comes with a risk.

Cybercriminals often target online shoppers to steal their money or their personal details. They do this through a variety of methods including:

  • selling products that don’t exist
  • asking for personal and payment information they don’t need
  • installing malicious software (“malware”) on your device.

Help keep your customers secure


Why should your customers be secure when online shopping?

Once a cybercriminal has your customer’s financial details or receives their money, they are unlikely to get it back. Not only will your customers be disappointed when their goods don’t arrive, they will also have lost the money used to buy the fictitious items.

How can your customers be secure when online shopping?

The best way to stay secure while shopping online is to know how to look for suspicious websites and boost your protective security measures.

To help your customers shop online securely, encourage them to follow:

  • the ACSC Online Shopping Checklist
  • advice on how to be secure on smartphones, computers and laptops.

Find out how to stay secure when online shopping.