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This year, in partnership with STV, we’ve been on a mission to stop Scotland’s scammers. Here are a few examples of the most common scams across the UK and how you can avoid being victim to the fraudsters.

Stopping Scotland's Scammers

Episode 1

Inspired by the TV show Stopping Scotland’s Scammers, Jackie Brambles hosts the podcast that allows her to delve deeper into the issues raised on-screen.

Dr David Modic, an expert on the psychology of persuasion, looks at the emotional toll taken on victims of online fraud. We also have expert advice from Age Scotland and author Jackie Highe on the practical and emotional side of caring for elderly relatives.



Episode 2

Ransomware hits a Glasgow hair salon, Dr David Modic - an expert on the psychology of persuasion - reveals the 5 personality traits that make us more likely to be scammed and we meet some everyday heroes, past and present. 


Episode 3 

Scammers are always upping the ante and we tell you the latest tricks up their sleeves. Dr David Modic an expert on the psychology of persuasion looks at "secondary victimisation” and why it can make us ignore our gut instincts and our families help when a scam is in progress


Episode 4

Dr Antonis Kousoulis of the Mental Health Foundation explains the consequences of experiencing the trauma of a scam. We find out the surprising truth about the impact of age on our likelihood to be scammed

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