Cessnock and Kurri Kurri libraries to screen scam awareness webinars

May 21 to 25 is National Scams Awareness Week, and Cessnock City Libraries will be screening webinars by the Office of the eSafety Commissioner aimed at helping older Australians stay safe online.

In 2017, Australians aged 55 and over lost $39 million to online scammers which is more than every other age group combined.

The webinar screenings will take place at Kurri Kurri Library on Friday, May 18 from 12.30pm to 1.30pm, and at Cessnock Library on Friday, May 25 from 9am to 10am.

The presentations will cover the most common scams targeting seniors, tips on how to spot them, what to do or not do and who to speak to when you need help.

Cessnock mayor Bob Pynsent said the internet is a wonderful place to explore and connect, but it pays to be savvy.

“I think we all know someone who has been a victim of online scams and I encourage those who would like to be better informed to book in and come along to these presentations,” Cr Pynsent said.

Book your spot today by calling Kurri Kurri Library on 4937 1638 or Cessnock Library on 4993 4399.