While we’re so used to living our lives online these days, it’s important to stop and think about what’s actually happening each time we log on. Whether we’re on social media or an internet banking app, our online presence runs the risk of leaking details about us that we might otherwise want to keep private. And while you think you’re playing it safe, the decisions you make online might be putting you at risk.
Once we start managing our finances online, we certainly start to risk our bank balance becoming complacent about what bills we’re paying and when. Though you might consider yourself tech savvy, in August 2017, an estimated total of $3.4M was lost due to email fraud.
Brad, 34, fell victim to one of these fraudulent emails. “I consider myself pretty good with technology and I’m so used to paying my bills online. When I received an email from my new energy company, I just went ahead and clicked the link to make my payment. It took me to a website that looked a lot like the company page, and I went ahead and paid up. A few months later, I received a late notice saying I hadn’t paid my bills yet. When I contacted customer support and sent through a receipt to show I’d paid, I found out I hadn’t paid my bills at all. It was a scam email doing the rounds. It took months to get my money back and I got charged late fees from my energy company.”
With Gobbill, you can rest easy knowing that your bills are being double checked to ensure their authenticity, so no fraudulent emails slip through the cracks. When you forward your bills to Gobbill, each bill is verified for authenticity through their state of the art technology. Gobbill checks for fraudulent and suspicious emails so you don’t get caught out. Once you sign up with Gobbill, all you have to do is forward through your bills, so you don’t have to spend your time verifying if each bill is legitimate. Gobbill makes certain all your bills are paid on time, so there are no more late fees and all payments are made safely and securely to protect your personal details every step of the way.
See why more Australians feel safe and secure with Gobbill and allow them to take the stress out of your online living today.