It used to be easy to spot scammers in your inbox. Whether it was emails about princely inheritances or winning tickets to non-existent lottery draws, the fonts, colours and excessive emoji use always gave it away. But, scammers are getting smarter – and more Australians than ever are falling for their tricks.
In the first six months of 2022, Australians lost $295 million to scammers – double the amount as the same period last year.
Hope Drive spoke to Geoff Quattromani from the Technology Uncorked podcast about why scamming is on the rise, how we can spot them and what to do about it.
Listen to Geoff’s full interview in the player above.
If you think you may have been scammed, report it and find help on the Scamwatch website.