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Keeping your

Keeping your

email secure

email secure


Email is a fast and convenient way to receive communications – but it’s also a common way for cybercriminals to target people with scams, phishing or malware.

Take a few seconds to think about whether an email or attachment seems genuine before you click on it.

Think before you click

Bank details

Your bank will never send you an email asking for your online banking details


Don’t open an attachment if you can’t verify who sent it to you

Reporting scams

Cybercriminals often use a  company’s name and logo — contact the company by phone if you suspect the email is a scam

Follow your instincts

Your anti-virus software may be able to scan an attachment for viruses or spyware

Check the details

Phishing emails may contain bad spelling and grammar or come from a peculiar email address


Only click on links if you  recognise and trust the web address it will take you to

Email security checklist

  • Make sure your firewall and security software are running the latest updates, and ensure your operating system is up-to-date with the latest patches.
  • Check if spam filtering is activated on your email account.
  • Consider setting up a separate email address for mailing lists,online shopping and marketing emails.
  • Turn off the `automatic download' function in your email settings to ensure malicious attachments aren't infiltrating your machine without your knowledge.

For more information on Cyber Security, talk to your Adviser.


Information on this webpage is provided by Avanteos Investments Limited ABN 20 096 259 979, AFSL 245531 (AIL) and Colonial First State Investments Limited ABN 98 002 348 352, AFSL 232468 (CFSIL). It may include general advice but does not consider your individual objectives, financial situation, needs or tax circumstances.  You can find the Target Market Determinations (TMD) for our financial products at, which include a description of who a financial product might suit. You should read the Financial Services Guide (FSG) available online for information about our services. This information is based on current requirements and laws as at the date of publication. 

Tax considerations are general and based on present tax laws and may be subject to change. You should seek independent, professional tax advice before making any decision based on this information.

AIL and CFSIL are not registered tax (financial) advisers under the Tax Agent Services Act 2009 and you should seek tax advice from a registered tax agent or a registered tax (financial) adviser if you intend to rely on this information to satisfy the liabilities or obligations or claim entitlements that arise under a tax law.