Thursday, 26 May 2022

Consumer Affairs Victoria online scam awareness

If in doubt, don’t. That’s the message Consumer Affairs Victoria (CAV) is giving older Victorians when it comes to staying safe online.

With the number of scams increasing every day, and the technology used making these scams look more and more legitimate, CAV and the Swan Hill Regional Library are joining forces to present two information sessions on scam awareness.

Council’s Cultural Development and Libraries Manager Camille Cullinan said older Victorians are the fastest growing online user group in the country.

“We think it’s fantastic that our older community members are becoming more confident when it comes to getting online,” Ms Cullinan said.

“It’s a great way for them to keep in touch with their children, family and friends, catch-up on television programs or even research and book travel.

“But unfortunately, many older Victorians are attractive targets for scammers because they often own substantial assets and have access to life savings and superannuation.

“To combat this, CAV is working with the Public Libraries Victoria Network to reduce the detriment caused by scammers by building greater awareness and understanding of online scams amongst older Victorians.”

To learn more about common types of scams such as romance scams, advanced fee fraud, advanced debt scams and Phishing scams and how to avoid them, come along to one of two information sessions presented by CAV and Swan Hill Regional Library.

Register your attendance by contacting the library on 5036 2480. For more information about scams visit consumer.vic.gov.au/scamsavvy.

Session details

When Thursday, 20 July 2017
Session 1  12pm – 1pm (participants are welcome to bring their lunch to the presentation)
Session 2  2pm – 3pm
Cost  FREE
This post has been syndicated from the Swan Hill Rural City Council website and was correct at the time of posting. Read the original post here: Consumer Affairs Victoria online scam awareness

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