Two seminars will be held in Whanganui on Tuesday, to help people learn how to protect themselves from scams.

Titled Scam Savvy, the seminars follow on from similar seminars held in Whanganui two years ago. They are hosted by Age Concern, and will be run by staff from the BNZ.

People will learn about card skimming, phone scams, credit card scams, internet scams, and more.

A spokesperson for Age Concern said financial abuse is the most prevalent form of abuse against elderly people, and it's getting worse.


"Many individuals and companies particularly target the elderly to exploit them of their money."

The BNZ has developed a toolkit to help educate people on the different types of financial scams, and staff are keen to teach people how to recognise and avoid scammers and fraudsters.

Scam Savvy will be held on November 29, at Wanganui Racecourse. There will be two sessions at 10am and 1pm - each runs for approximately 90 minutes.

People of all ages are welcome to attend. Entry is by gold coin donation.