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ACCC Scamwatch received 5000 reports of fake billing scams in the last 12months. Scammers impersonating energy and telecommunications companies via email.

April 24th, 2018 Posted by Alerts, Internet Safety, Staysmartonline 0 thoughts on “ACCC Scamwatch received 5000 reports of fake billing scams in the last 12months. Scammers impersonating energy and telecommunications companies via email.”

Beware of scammers impersonating energy and telecommunications companies Source: ACCC Swamwatch 24 April 2018 The ACCC is warning consumers to beware of scammers impersonating energy and telecommunications providers and demanding payments. Scamwatch has received 5000 reports of fake billing scams in the last 12 months, with reported losses of close to $8000. “The scammers typically impersonate well known companies such as Origin, AGL, Telstra and Optus via email, to fool people into assuming the bills are real,” ACCC Deputy Chair Delia Rickard said. “They send bulk emails or letters which include a logo and design features closely copied from the genuine provider. The bill states the account is overdue and if not paid immediately the customer will incur late charges or be disconnected.” “Alternatively, the bill may claim that the customer has overpaid and is owed a refund or it may simply say the bill is due and ready to …Read More

CRN Impact Awards has announced Gobbill as 2018 Emerging Innovator Finalist.

April 10th, 2018 Posted by Gobbill News, Startup 0 thoughts on “CRN Impact Awards has announced Gobbill as 2018 Emerging Innovator Finalist.”

CRN (IT News) Impact Awards has announced Gobbill as 2018 Emerging Innovator Finalist. “Melbourne startup Gobbill seeks to eliminate rampant fraud in bogus bills while returning the precious resource of time to overburdened small business owners and consumers.” CRN This award is for Australian software startups or other emerging tech firms that have developed their own intellectual property and successfully commercialised it. Read more at CRN IT News  

New Gobbill Features

March 26th, 2018 Posted by Gobbill News, Product Features 0 thoughts on “New Gobbill Features”

What’s new? Each month our team adds a range of new features to make Gobbill even better! New features: Updated dashboard – Gobbill has created a new dashboard, with all the information you need right at your fingertips. Sign in to take a look. You’ll see that the bill calendar and upcoming bills have been moved to the front, so you can find what you need easier than ever. Other recent features: Bill Calendar – You can now view your past and future bill payments via Gobbill’s interactive bill calendar. So you can keep on top of bills and view scheduled payments. Late Payments – Late payments can be a hassle, but with Gobbill’s late payment feature now it’s easy. Simply select the ‘Late Payment’ option in preferences and you’ll be able to send bills up to 7 days late. Toggle notifications in user preferences – Tailor Gobbill to work …Read More

Gobbill is featured in media across Australia

February 13th, 2018 Posted by Case Studies, Gobbill News, Internet Safety, Product Features, Startup, Staysmartonline 0 thoughts on “Gobbill is featured in media across Australia”

Co-founders Quentin Marsh and Shendon Ewans originally came up with the idea for Gobbill in a local pub. The initial concept was to help people pay bills on time. However, when Shendon’s father fell victim to an email scam and lost his savings, Shendon and his brother Simon (a software engineer with Gobbill) took action. Email scams are rapidly increasing across Australia and around the world. Gobbill has now built in extra fraud protection and offers a solution for those looking to protect themselves from potential email scams. Read the Sydney Morning Herald article. Read The Age article.

Gobbill files patent applications for its innovative electronic bill processing system.

January 17th, 2018 Posted by Gobbill News, Product Features, Startup 0 thoughts on “Gobbill files patent applications for its innovative electronic bill processing system.”

Gobbill has invested over 2 years in research and development of digitisation, fraud checking and payment automation technologies. The team is pleased that its commitment to R&D have resulted in the development of an innovative electronic bill processing system which was an award finalist for Best Tech Innovation 2017 – Finder. The company’s patent attorneys have recently completed a series of patent applications covering Australia (AU 2017232155), New Zealand (NZ 736166), United Kingdom (UK 1718138.9) and United States (US 15/802,554). The patented technology is today used by many Australian households and small businesses to manage bills on a daily basis. The company is committed to investing further in R&D to improve its technology platform.

New Gobbill Features

January 12th, 2018 Posted by Gobbill News, Product Features, Time Management 0 thoughts on “New Gobbill Features”

What’s new?   Each month our team adds a range of new features to make Gobbill even better! Our new features for this month are: Bill Calendar – You can now view your past and future bill payments via Gobbill’s interactive bill calendar. So you can keep on top of bills and view scheduled payments. Late Payments – Late payments can be a hassle, but with Gobbill’s late payment feature now it’s easy. Simply select the ‘Late Payment’ option in preferences and you’ll be able to send bills up to 7 days late. Toggle notifications in user preferences – Tailor Gobbill to work for you with new user preference options. Want to receive an email when your bill is paid? Select the communication emails you’d like to receive in preferences. Suggestion Box – If you have a request for a feature you’d like Gobbill to create, simply lodge your request …Read More

Is cash really king anymore? Apparently not and neither are credit cards.

January 1st, 2018 Posted by Financial Management, Lifestyle, Payments 0 thoughts on “Is cash really king anymore? Apparently not and neither are credit cards.”

  Once upon a time, cash was king but apparently not anymore and neither are credit cards according to data recently published by the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA). Our wallets now contain on average $40 in cash compared to $55 in 2013. So how do we like to pay? Looks like tap-and-go is the way to go with more consumers now preferring to use debit cards. This is especially true for millennials and credit conscious post global financial crisis consumers. To read more at The Age. With no surprises, the RBA data also points to ATM withdrawals declining and this has been the case for many years. The raising use of apps storing payment methods like Gobbill also means decisions involving which payment method to use is also reduced or eliminated. For example, take using Uber instead of taxis. It means when we step out at the end of the …Read More

Travelling tips from tourism expert Susie.

November 28th, 2017 Posted by Case Studies, Lifestyle, Time Management, Travel 0 thoughts on “Travelling tips from tourism expert Susie.”

  Gobbill interviews travel expert Susie Sheldrick who works in tourism about her tips and tricks to make travelling a breeze. You travel all the time for work. How do you manage being away so often and keeping up with friends at home? Do you just use your mobile to keep in contact? Social media makes it easier. I have friends around the country as well as the world, so it is super easy to stay in contact on social media, especially if most people are on the one platform. Smart phones help as well. All the info I need is stored or accessible through my phone. I love how it is all cloud based these days as well, so if something happens to my phone I can log onto another device and get what I need. What’s the best way you make the most of your time while travelling? Do …Read More

Radio program Talking Technology interviews Gobbill’s CEO

November 27th, 2017 Posted by Business Management, Financial Management, Gobbill News, Lifestyle 0 thoughts on “Radio program Talking Technology interviews Gobbill’s CEO”

Radio program Talking Technology’s  Trever Long and Nick Bennett interviews Gobbill’s CEO about bill payments and making it easier to switch banks and service providers.   Listen to the recording.     Talking Lifestyle is a commercial radio station in Sydney, Australia owned by Macquarie Radio Network. It currently broadcasts from studios in Greenwich, New South Wales in Sydney’s North Shore. Former call sign 2UE 954 covering Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane & Perth.

Research shows banks are failing to cancel direct debits

November 14th, 2017 Posted by Case Studies, Financial Management 0 thoughts on “Research shows banks are failing to cancel direct debits”

Consumers are using more direct debits than ever. But with 1 in 3 Australians experiencing financial stress, direct debits can be risky. While some providers make pausing a subscription easy, many providers and banks make cancelling direct debit excessively difficult. The Bank Code Compliance Monitoring Committee published a report in October 2017 stating that when consumers asked cancel direct debits, 54% of bank staff gave the wrong advice to consumers, stating that consumers had to contact billers directly. This is still unacceptably high since the previous report. Seven banks told the committee they collectively received more than 15,500 direct debit cancellation requests a month. Source: Improving banks’ compliance with direct debit cancellation obligations  October 2017, Banking Code Compliance Monitoring Committee Banks are failing in their obligations to cancel direct debits 12 Nov 2017, Caitlin Fitzsimmons The Age  


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