How to spot an online scam and avoid it: Stay safe online

In this webinar, experts from Age UK, Friends Against Scams, GetSafeOnline, Take Five and Which? shared tips on avoiding scams.

They explored the techniques scammers use to catch you.

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See answers to questions posed during the webinar.

Perfect for people planning to complete their festive shopping online, new to the internet or who want to build confidence in doing more. Do you know a friend or family member who needs our help?

Panellists: How to spot an online scam and avoid it

Tony Neate, CEO of Get Safe Online

A picture of Tony. He stands in front of a cityscape and wears a suit and tie

Tony Neate is CEO of Get Safe Online, the UK’s leading source of unbiased, authoritative and easy-to-understand advice on how consumers can stay safe online. Tony joined Get Safe Online in 2006 after retiring from a 30-year career in the Police. 

During his police career, he specialised in fraud and hi-tech crime including an industry Liaison position within the National Hi-Tech Crime Unit which eventually became part of Serious Organised Crime Agency (SOCA). 

Katie Lips, Head of Digital and scams policy, Which?

A picture of Katie. She has blonde hair and is outside.Katie Lips is Head of Digital and Scams Policy at Which? where she leads a team of policy advisers and leads the cross-organisational work on Digital and Scams.

Before joining Which? Katie led a global Artificial Intelligence innovation programme for professional services firm EY; and previously consulted for organisations such as Ogilvy, Aimia and Boston Consulting Group.

Katie has a deep interest in scams, and in cybersecurity innovation and policy interventions that can protect consumers. 

Sarah Sinden, Take Five

A picture of Take 5's Sarah SindenSarah is an experienced Economic Crime professional, having worked in various roles to combat fraud for over 20 years. She currently leads the industry fraud prevention education and awareness strategy and activities at UK Finance.  She was instrumental in the development and launch of the Take Five to Stop Fraud awareness and behaviour change campaign.

Sarah has an in-depth knowledge of payment fraud prevention and risk management and is responsible for planning and management of the Economic Crime education and awareness strategy.

She facilitates relationships with key stakeholders such as UK Finance’s Members, card schemes, law enforcement agencies, government, trade associations and retailers.

Adam Carter, Senior Project Manager for National Trading Standards

A picture of Adam. He has a bear and is smiling, He wears a pink shirt.Adam Carter is a Senior Project Officer for the National Trading Standards (NTS) Scams Team and has been in the role for two and a half years.

He leads on the current Scam Marshal scheme and the Call Blocker project as well as being part of the Friends Against Scams Team.

Adam also works with the NTS Scams Teams investigators who look into the criminals behind the scam.

Joseph Parker, Programme Manager for Age UK

Joe has worked with Age UK for over 8 years in various roles, and most recently as Programme Manager within the Wellbeing Department.

This role involves the management and delivery of national Programmes of work, supporting older people to access Information and Advice Services.

The webinar is part of AbilityNet Live.


Date of webinar: 
24 Nov 2020 - 13:00