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Information session on avoiding online scams to be held in Dongara

Jamie ThannooMidwest Times
NBN will be holding a free event in Dongara to help teach seniors how to spot scams online and improve their computer literacy.
Camera IconNBN will be holding a free event in Dongara to help teach seniors how to spot scams online and improve their computer literacy. Credit: Pornchai - stock.adobe.com

NBN will be holding a free information session on Thursday to help seniors spot scams and improve their digital skills.

To mark Seniors Week, NBN, as well as the Dongara police, Shire of Irwin, Department of Consumer Protection, Westpac Dongara and the Department of Transport, will be talking to the community about everything from managing personal information to identifying scams to learning how to use new devices.

NBN Local general manager Chris Cusack said it was important seniors felt comfortable with technology.

“COVID-19 proved the importance of digital capability – connecting seniors to loved ones and allowing them to bank and shop,” he said.

“We are encouraging seniors to come along to the scams information session to learn more about the internet and improve their tech skills.

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“Our NBN Local team can help answer questions you have about getting connected, provide simple tips to improve how you can stay safe online and get more out of your internet experience.”

The information session will be held on Thursday at 1pm at the Irwin Recreation Centre Function Room.

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