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Monday, July 2

Financial Tips and Safety Checks

The Austrailian Security Investment Commission has information available on their site for teachers/facilitators providing info to students re financial matters ok.
As the consumer protection regulator for financial services, ASIC's aim is to improve the financial literacy of Australian consumers so that they can make informed decisions about financial products and services, and identify and avoid financial scams and rip-offs. We believe that money management skills should be learned at an early age, if young people are to become confident and informed consumers in adult life. We provide lots of valuable information on our websites that can be used when teaching personal finance and consumer rights to young people.
This is worth a look ok. Click here for link.

Scams Scams and More Scams

Are you sick and tired of those emails that come through saying that you have won a prize or lottery? Well its most probably a scam hey. and after 60 minutes who can blame you for being paranoid...so Lesley has done a bit of research and went straight to the NSW Police site and thought I would post this for you all to use ok. SCAMwatch is a government run website giving consumers info on what are the latest scams and info on how best to deal with these scams.
....to provide information to consumers and small business about how to recognise, avoid and report scams. Scams that are reported to SCAMwatch will be analysed by the ACCC. Many scams originate overseas or take place over the internet, making them very difficult to track down and prosecute. If you lose money to a scam, it is unlikely that you will be able to recover your loss. The ACCC publishes this website to help consumers recognise scams because prevention is definitely a better option when it comes to scams.
This site is worth a look ok.