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Stay Safe Online Week

This week is Stay Smart Online Week, and Border & North East residents are urged to have cyber security top of mind.

So far this year, there have been more than 50,000 online scams reported across Australia, at a total cost of almost $37 million. The annual cost to the economy is put at $1 billion.

The figures come as a new Cyber First Aid Kit is launched to help users identify security issues by answering a simple set of questions.

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Assistant Minister for Cyber Security, Dan Tehan, says we can all take steps to protect ourselves online.

"Local residents can go to or to find out more information about Stay Smart Online Week and take action if there are areas that can be improved in how you are behaving online."