Previews & Talks

How To: Avoid Email Fraudsters, Fakes and Scams

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7PM FREE ADMISSION

From fake social media profiles, to emails that claim to be from legitimate organisations, avoiding online scams is becoming more and more difficult. With six million online fraud and cyber-crime offences recorded last year alone, it is vital to understand the risks that the online environment can bring.

In this interactive session, Dr Emma Williams from University of Bath explores the psychological tactics that can be so effective in encouraging us to respond. Using case studies and examples from the most audacious, convincing scams past and present, Dr Williams takes us through their tactics and helps us to avoid future attempts.

The evening also includes How to: Take control when you’ve been scammed.

Been scammed and feel foolish? You are not alone. We are also joined by Ines Lage from Citizen’s Advice Bristol who are working to remove the stigma around scams. Many victims feel they should have been smarter, which means many crimes go unreported, then meaning that scams continue unchecked. This hands-on workshop will help you report and address the issues if you have been scammed, so come along, tell us your story and we’ll do our best to help.

Booking is not essential, but you are guaranteed a place if you do. Otherwise, please call in advance to check if there are spaces, or come along on the evening. We look forward to seeing you then.