For Your PC
We stop the software used by scammers. Leaving them, empty-handed.
Remote access is giving another person on the internet direct control over your computer as if they were sitting in your seat.
This complete control is easily abused and is not regulated. It's one of the most popular and easiest ways for a scammer to access your computer.
Would you leave another person on your computer to browse your personal files, make copies, potentially steal your identity, passwords and access websites you've visited like PayPal in an attempt to send themselves money?
You may be thinking, but doesn't my antivirus program stop this? And the simple answer is no. Remote access programs are not viruses, therefore antivirus software does not and cannot detect the criminal user connected to you on the other end. Most remote desktop tools are completely anonymous making it an easy getaway.
Every year hundreds of thousands of people are targeted and scammed by criminals worldwide. Victims are heartbroken, distraught and in some cases lose their life savings. Not to mention the depression, anxiety and horrible thoughts victims suffer from.
We hate scammers and bSafe anti-scam stops them in their tracks.
Our solution adds a layer of protection to your computer that currently doesn't exist anywhere else. Anti-Virus/Malware solutions offer no protection as they view remote desktop solutions as being safe and trusted.
bSafe prevents all remote access* software from operating. This completely blocks any attempts to hijack your device and/or steal your personal identity.
Because nothing else, including antivirus, protects you from this.
2018 Statistics for Australia Remote Access Scams
Disclaimer: Statistics based on reported scams, many more are not reported and these statistics are for Australia only. The numbers worldwide are astonishing and horrifying.
In Australia alone, there were 11,344 victims to remote desktop scams. These scams occur when victims receive a phone call from a scammer claiming to work for a large organisation such as a telecommunications company or bank. They gain the victim's trust and convince them there's an issue with their computer that they can solve. It isn't just the computer illiterate that fall for these scams it can be coincidental that the scammer calls at just the right time as the victim is resolving an ongoing issue with that large business.
Remembering that these statistics are only for reported scams, $4.76 million is a shocking amount of money being taken from victims credit cards, bank accounts and even life savings. $4.76m equates to approximately $420 stolen per victim! Remote desktop scams also make victims vulnerable to future theft from identity fraud, many people have at one time scanned a copy of their passport or drivers license and just left that file on their computer, easy pickings!
Surprisingly for many people, even our younger generations are falling victim to remote desktop scammers. Of the $4.76 million stolen in 2018 almost half of that amount was in the age range of 34-64. With the largest portion of stolen money being from victims age 65+. Scammers are heartless criminals who prey on your lack of knowledge and have no morals or feelings for their victims.
A much bigger problem than we think...
Many victims are too embarrassed or have no interest in contacting authorities and government bodies such as Scamwatch, meaning the actual number of scams and money lost could be several or tens of times more than reported.
Consider that these statistics are for Australia only, a country with a relatively small population which accounts for only 0.33% of the world's population. The real problem is much, much greater than we think.
HOW IT WORKS
Our anti-scam software is designed to be fast in every way it's lightweight design and programming results in a small download and a very quick installation, meaning you can get protected in no time.
We have a no-nonsense approach to the scam prevention our solution is hands-off, simple and easy.
We immediately get to work blocking the native remote desktop functionality of Microsoft Windows. We then move quickly on to protecting your computer from any remote desktop software that attempts to operate and we lock it down. We're also working on bSafe blocking other tools used by scammers each and every day!
bSafe runs in the background of your computer as a service which means you don't need to open it or even interact with the software. We protect you and your computer from remote desktop access, forever.
Now you can relax and pour that drink you deserve (fruit juice of course)!
Always up-to-date, bSafe anti-scam receives constant updates to stay ahead of new techniques and more sophisticated scams, to maintain the best protection from scammers.
We've unfortunately had this experience first hand our passwords were stolen and a hacker was able to hijack our desktop system using a username and password for the popular TeamViewer application. By the time we realised, they'd been on the computer for over 40 minutes. They had visited our banking website, checked PayPal for saved usernames and passwords and even been looking through our personal documents. Being IT experts we knew that there was also the chance that they could've left software to get back on in future and even stolen important documents from our otherwise password-protected system. It was a gutwrenching feeling, just sickening. We had to nuke our hard drive and start from scratch just icing on the cake after having to cancel credit cards and alert our bank and PayPal. What a crap memory that is!
We've also had plenty of experience helping scam victims in recovering from similar situations. We've had customers that have been in ongoing discussions with a telecommunications business called Telstra where they had been back and forth on the phone trying to sort out internet issues. Out of the blue, a scammer called saying they were from Telstra and that they had to access the computer to make sure it wasn't the problem. The client let them on as they were stressed enough already trying to resolve their internet issue only to be taken for a ride, having their computer system locked up with the scammer demanding payment to unlock it and give them access. To be clear, Telstra did not do this, scammers were impersonating their team and taking advantage of unsuspecting victims.
We had another client who had to call a popular anti-virus company to allow her to activate her software again as she had run out of her 5 allowed activation attempts. She contacted them using their proper website and the correct phone number, she was told she would receive an email with a phone number to call for support. The phone number she was emailed turned out to be a scammer's phone number who subsequently locked her out of her machine. There's more to this story, she called the right phone number for help initially, it seems as though, that very low paid international call centre agent had other motives and gave her information to a scammer who might score big and maybe split the money. An Indian call centre agent, for example, earns on average $2 an hour, if a scammer can make $500 in an hour that's almost 7 weeks of salary!
We want to stop scammers worldwide from being able to access home computers and taking advantage of people and stealing their money. We want to start with stopping scammers from accessing your computer remotely and then move on to new ways of protecting you from scams outside of bSafe anti-scam. We want to become the world leader in Anti-Scam technology and protect home internet users worldwide from these criminals.
Our technology will always be based on the most effective and thorough software programming available, our systems use the same technology used by the absolute best software companies to ensure better protection with no compromise on computer performance. Our investment in technology will be ongoing to stay ahead of scammers who currently rely on other companies software for their dirty work.
It's not just you that's affected by scammers. The flow on effects hurt many businesses too...
Remote desktop scams result in losses for banks such as the Commonwealth Bank of Australia who must maintain a full team of fraud investigators and support teams for their customers. Although they do a great job tracking and recovering stolen money, this often isn't possible. Ultimately both the banks and the victim lose.
Scammers may attempt to access PayPal.com whilst in control of your computer in the hope that you have saved your username and password. If you have, this is the easiest way for them to scam you and steal your money. PayPal will often refund scam victims and lose money to the scammer. It also affects merchants who receive payments made with stolen money. After providing a good/service they must then refund the money meaning it severely damages their business.
Businesses big and small are targetted by scammers just like individuals but unfortunately, that's not the only issue they face. Many scammers pretend to be employed by reputable businesses such as Telstra which in the past we could trust and rely on, scammers drag their name through the mud and use it to trick unsuspecting victims in order to steal their money.
Over $561 million of credit card fraud was reported in Australian in 2017. $561 million! It's almost unbelievable but it's true! Like other financial institutes, if they catch the money they will refund fraud victims. However this isn't always possible, plenty of times the scam victim or scammed business will lose out entirely and never see that money again. They also have to employ huge teams to monitor and action against fraud, this comes at a cost to their business which is often passed on as running cost to us as clients.
You've seen us mention merchants and businesses above. Small businesses are the backbone of many economies, they play a huge role in supporting their country. Sadly they are often hit hardest by scammers. When they take a payment from a stolen credit card (typically they have absolutely no idea it's stolen, why would they?) they will part with goods. Only to realise in the future that those goods were paid for using a stolen card and they will now need to reimburse said credit card. They've had to give away their goods to a scammer and will never see that money again. It's an incredibly hard thing for small businesses to protect themselves from and it seems to us, pretty unfair.
As you may be able to appreciate, bSafe anti-scam goes a long way in helping everyone reduce risk...
Tel: 1300 540 271 (AUS)
Int: +61 7 5448 3096
bSafe is extremely good at protecting your PC from scamming software and remote desktop tools. New scams are executed every day across the world, it's a massive challenge and one that we're laser-focused on solving. As our business evolves so does our protection, we aim to develop many new ways of protecting you scammers, not just on your PC.
It's likely we will attempt to solve the following issues in the future but for now, our number one priority is to stop the software used by scammers to protect you.
These are the things we don't currently support, but we are looking to develop in the future:
Cross platform support for Apple macOS & iOS and Android OS.
Integrating with email services to detect and prevent scam-related emails
Screening your phone calls with advanced voice and conversation detection to identify scam calls and block them. We'd love to work on a way of also wasting their time with fake conversations and simulating a fake remote desktop for them.
Our own highly secure remote desktop tools where there is no anonymity with the service provider. We would have an extremely thorough screening and expensive membership fee (not for you but the agent providing support) to ensure that anyone being supported through bSafe anti-scam remote is exactly who they say they are, giving you the ability to relax whilst receiving remote support.
Browser extensions for popular internet browsers like Chrome, Firefox, Edge, and so on to analyze and detect scams in real-time.
Automatically removing remote desktop tools from your PC so that you don't have to. We block these tools regardless.
We're determined to ruin the lives of scammers and with your support, we'll continue to invest in new ways of scam prevention.