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$43 Limited inc GST

Scam Awareness - Your Best Defence

<p>Scamwatch received 301,791 scam reports in 2023. On top of that, many scams go unreported. Learn what goes on behind these scams, the steps that you can take to avoid being scammed and what to do

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$43 Limited inc GST

Scam Awareness - Your Best Defence

<p>Scamwatch received 301,791 scam reports in 2023. On top of that, many scams go unreported. Learn what goes on behind these scams, the steps that you can take to avoid being scammed and what to do

...

Scamwatch received 301,791 scam reports in 2023. On top of that, many scams go unreported. Learn what goes on behind these scams, the steps that you can take to avoid being scammed and what to do if you are actually scammed. Through improved scam awareness, you can make yourself more resilient to being scammed. You can then pass your newfound knowledge to friends and family so that they can also increase their resilience to scamming. There might come a day when becoming more scam aware could make the difference between you being a potential scam victim and a real scam victim.

DELIVERY MODE

  • Face-to-Face

COURSE OUTLINE

  • Scamming: how bad is it really? - Some facts and figures; Group discussion - we share our scam related stories
  • Passwords - what the media says - and what you should be doing
  • Common Types of Scams – Text/Email/Phone; Fake Websites; Facebook; Investment
  • Identity Theft & Large Data Breaches (+ a case study)
  • Where to Next – 2 Factor Authentication; Digital ID; Scam Safe Accord
  • “Do These Things Today” – a scam checklist; Helpful Resources
  • What to do and who to contact if you are scammed

LEARNING OUTCOMES

By the end of this course, students should be able to:

  1. Display an increased general awareness and understanding of common scams
  2. Identify and follow the correct path for avoiding common scams
  3. Understand what to do if they are actually scammed
  4. Confidently initiate a dialogue with their elderly friends and relatives around scamming

Charles Fellner

BA, MMgt
Charles Fellner is a retired IT professional from Sydney. After seeing various friends being scammed, he wanted to do something to fight back. Rather than creating yet another website on the topic...