Real Money with Effie Zahos

Maree lost $165,000 to an internet pop-up scam

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Episode notes

On today's episode, we meet Maree. She shares her experience of losing $165,000 to an internet pop-up scam and how she, and her husband Peter, dealt with the fallout. Effie is also joined by David Lacey from IDCARE, an organisation that receives hundreds of calls a day from people like Maree. He walks us through what you should do if you’ve been scammed. Plus the ACCC’s Delia Rickard shares her tips about what we can do to protect ourselves.

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Podcast resources:

Understanding online banking security: 25 tips to help keep your account more secure

10 tips to reduce your risk of credit card scams

How to protect yourself from identity theft

If any issues on today’s episode raise concerns for you, help is available through services such as Lifeline (13 11 14).

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