IDCARE launching the CROC initiative in November. Come and chat to them about all things cyber security at the RB Markets this month.
IDCARE has launched a national initiative, Cyber Resilience Outreach Clinics (CROC) to enhance the resilience of Australians to cybercrimes, scams, and identity theft.
Part of this is IDCARE connecting with regional communities with a real person presence to give people the tools and confidence to know how to spot these crimes.
IDCARE is a not-for-profit charity and is Australia and New Zealand’s national identity and cyber support service. Our service is the only one of its type in the world. We have helped thousands of individuals and organisations reduce the harm they experience from the compromise and misuse of their identity information by providing effective response and mitigation.
When victims report an offence to ScamWatch or police, they are referred to IDCARE,
Australia’s only dedicated support service for victims of these crimes, to receive specialist support and treatment.
The CROC initiative was jointly launched by the Minister for Home Affairs Karen Andrews and the Federal Member for Fisher Andrew Wallace at the Glasshouse Mountains in November 2021.
Our cyber trucks will physically deploy across regional and remote communities that we know have been impacted by scammers and cybercrime.
We’re planning on being on the Coast for almost three days from Thursday 10 to Saturday 12 February.
At this stage we’ve locked in a stall at the Rainbow Beach Community markets on the Saturday morning from 7am to 12pm.
This is a great opportunity for people to come down and tap into the IDCARE experts – learn how to stay safe online and get back in control by learning how to:
- protect your online accounts;
- respond to scams and cybercrimes; and
- protect your identity
We’ll also have our ‘Scream-at-a-Scammer’ booth set up in which you can record a message that we’ll play back to a known scammer phone number on your behalf. Come down and safely ‘vent-in-a-tent’!
We will also be holding other events across the region over those three days – check the Rainbow Beach Community News Facebook page for updates.
These are free community awareness mobile clinics surrounding identity theft, scams and cybercrimes and trying to build community resilience.