As part of our annual Get On-line Week of activities the Charlton Neighbourhood House was again proud to partner with the Good Things Foundation and host an informative workshop on digital and on-line scam awareness and on-line safety. Held in the Rex Theatre’s ‘Green Room’ a group of interested residents learnt some of the tips and tricks to be wary of in the digital world. Guest presenters included Michelle Jenkyn and Jayne Burton from CommBank, Michelle Ride from Bendigo Bank, and Tim Burnham, Community Ambassador, NBN Local.
In a world where more and more of us use on-line banking, shopping and delivery services, participants were informed on the best ways to avoid being taken advantage of or inadvertently passing over their details. Advice or suspicious text messages, small initial deductions from accounts, and phone call from people representing themselves from banks or computer delivery services were also touched on.
With the support of Good Things Foundation attendees received a range of informative handouts further expanding on the discussion and also some handy giveaways. A nice morning tea and chat concluded the mornings activities. If you were unable to attend, the Charlton Neighbourhood House has some information material that may be of value to you still available.