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Hume Bank and WAW Credit Union to deliver staying scam safe webinars

11 Nov, 2021

Hume Bank and WAW Credit Union are hosting webinars for local residents and business owners to join them and learn about staying safe from scams.

The webinars, one for individuals and one for business owners, will aim to provide helpful information, tips, and tricks when it comes to all things scams. The webinars are also free to attend with no registration required.

The event will be held on Tuesday, November 23, 2021 at the following times:

  • Staying scam safe for individuals at 10am
  • Staying scam safe for business owners at 12pm

Links to the webinars will be available two days before the events. You can learn more about the webinars on both Hume Bank (www.humebank.com.au) and WAW’s (www.wawcu.com.au) websites.

The Australian Competition & Consumer Commission has reported that the pandemic has provided scammers with an excellent opportunity to take advantage of unsuspecting people, with Australians losing a record of $851 million to scams in 2020 alone.

“Unfortunately, regionally-based residents and business owners are not immune to scammers. Scammers are growing in sophistication and have absolutely no regard for their victims. It is important that residents and business owners stay up to date with emerging scams to ensure they don’t get caught out” said Michael Mack, CEO of WAW.

CEO of Hume Bank, Stephen Capello, said “We very much welcome the opportunity to collaborate with WAW on this very important topic. We know every financial institution puts a lot of time and effort into preventing their customers from being scammed.

“We hope that these educational webinars will provide attendees with knowledge about how they can better detect scammers in the future so as not to become a victim”.

Proudly supported by:

AlburyCity, Alpine Shire Council, City of Wagga Wagga, Wodonga Council, Federation Council, Greater Hume Council, Indigo Shire Council, Murray River Council, Rural City of Wangaratta.

The advice in the webinar has been prepared without taking into account your objectives, financial situation or needs. Before you act on this advice you should consider its appropriateness to your circumstances. You should consider the relevant Terms and Conditions or Product Disclosure Statement before making any decisions about any products mentioned in this webinar.