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JUST as the last two years have seen the world move online, learning how to avoid and detect scams will be the focus for locals this week. If you’ve ever received an email or a phone call that just didn’t seem quite right, scam awareness sessions are set to take place to protect both your bank details and identity. Seeing first hand the impacts that these elaborate and sophisticated scammers have on clients, Jo Byrnes from Tamworth’s Cloudwize said raising awareness could save the community a lot of headaches and huge sums of money. “It can effect anyone,” she said. “They don’t discriminate, they’re looking for targets all the time.” READ ALSO: Ms Byrne said the majority of scams were carried out via emails that directed users to click on links, or provide personal information. “Never click on it, don’t open it,” she said. To help locals avoid the potentially devastating impacts, scam awareness seminars will be held at the Tamworth and Quirindi libraries on Tuesday, November 9. Amanda Burke from the Tamworth Library said attendees would learn how to identify different types of scams, how to report them, and where they can get help. “It’s important to talk about scams, so people can learn how to avoid them,” Ms Burke said. The session will include a webinar hosted by Legal Aid NSW, which can also be accessed online. Describing the sessions as a “brilliant” idea Ms Byrnes said that although businesses like Cloudwize do everything they can to keep…

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