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Webinar: scammers and how to avoid them

How can you protect yourself from the growing plague of fraudsters?
Published 8 June
45 mins

Ever the opportunists, fraudsters continue to exploit crises (both humanitarian and economic) to defraud unsuspecting individuals. It happened during the pandemic and is now happening during the Ukraine conflict. Hundreds of fake charity websites have sprung up since the crisis began earlier this year, all designed to prey on well-meaning donors looking to help those caught up in the conflict.

Fraudsters continue to utilise older tactics known as ‘spoofing’. Though their techniques have evolved, the mechanism remains the same. In other words, fraudsters use all weapons at their disposal to gain access to funds. Increasingly sophisticated online scammers are also replicating the branding of government, financial and commercial organisations to create convincing but counterfeit websites, emails and advertising. Even the UK’s tax authority received 570,000 reports of attempted scams in the last year.

Gavin Quiggin, our head of operational resilience and technology risk, and Marien Schutte, our financial crime governance manager, discuss the latest issues in the world of fraud and cybercrime, and what you can do to protect yourself and your money.

Clients of Nedbank Private Wealth can get in touch with their private bankers to understand how their portfolios are responding to market events, or answer any questions prompted by the webinar. You can also call +44 (0)1624 645000 and speak to one of our client services team.

For more information on how you can protect yourself against fraud, please click here.

The value of investments can fall, as well as rise, and you might not get back the original amount invested. Exchange rate changes affect the value of investments. Past performance is not necessarily a guide to future returns. Any individual investment or security mentioned may be included in clients’ portfolios and is referenced for illustrative purposes only, not as a recommendation, not least as it may not be suitable. You should always seek professional advice before making any investment decisions.

about the presenters

Gavin Quiggin

Gavin Quiggin

Gavin joined Nedbank Private Wealth as the head of operational resilience and technology risk in March 2020.

 

He has 10 years’ experience working in cybersecurity, fraud and data protection roles. He is a qualified ISO 27001 lead auditor, as well as a GDPR practitioner and business continuity professional.

Marien Schutte

Marien Schutte

Marien joined Nedbank Private Wealth to head up the financial crime team in January 2021.

 

Marien has 10 years’ experience working with all types of financial crime, ranging from investigations as a forensic accountant to working with and for financial institutions to help prevent and detect financial crime.

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