NBN Netflix tax is not only unfair to users but it brings about the option to tax things other than video data such as games and music.

The NBN is a government initiative that was to provide fast internet across Australia. Retail service providers, typically internet service providers, contract with NBN to access the network and sell fixed internet access to users.

What this NBN Netflix tax means is that the ISPs (Telstra, Optus, etc) would charge consumers extra for video streaming data.  A petition has already started and so far it has over 42,000 signatures.

NBN Netflix Tax

NBN Netflix Tax

Telstra, Optus and other ISPs could opt out of charging this Netflix tax which would, in turn, limit both the competition and customer choice as well as prevent any new startups from being able to gain traction.

NBN Scams Triple In 2019

NBN scams have skyrocketed in 2019 with a staggering increase of 300%. Customers lost more than $110,000 on average each month between January and May this year. Throughout 2018, the average monthly losses were around $38,000. Seniors aged over 65 are particularly vulnerable to these types of scams.

Common types of NBN scams include:

  • Someone pretending to be from NBN or an internet provider calls the victim and claims there is a problem with their phone or internet connection. They claim the problem requires remote access to fix. The scammer can then install malware or steal valuable personal information, including banking details.
  • Scammers pretending to be the NBN attempting to sell NBN services, often at a discount, or equipment to you over the phone.
  • Scammers may also call or visit people at their homes to sign them up to the NBN, get them a better deal or test the speed of their connection. They may ask people to provide personal details such as their name, address, date of birth, and Medicare number or ask for payment through gift cards.
  • Scammers calling you during a blackout offering you the ability to stay connected during a blackout for an extra fee.
If someone claiming to work for the NBN tries to sell you an internet or phone service and you are unsure, ask for their details, hang up, and call your service provider to check if they’re legitimate. Search Google or check the phone book to get your service provider’s number. Don’t use contact details provided by the salesperson.
Never give the caller remote access to your computer, and never give out your personal, credit card or online account details to anyone you don’t know.
NBN doesn’t make automated calls to tell you that you will be disconnected. If you get a call like this just hang up.
If you think a scammer has gained access to your personal information, such as bank account details, contact your bank instantly.

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