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An overview of Nigel Latta’s “You’ve been scammed”

Respected clinical psychologist Nigel Latta is the host and presenter of a new 4-part TV documentary aired in July on TVNZ and TVNZ+. “You’ve been scammed by Nigel Latta” brings together Nigel Latta and an array of New Zealand internet safety experts to show how scammers can exploit Kiwis. And most importantly, how we can best protect ourselves online.

What is it about?

The show uses real scams that have been targeting Kiwis as well as various experiments and tricks Nigel Latta has crafted himself. Together these showcase human traits which make us vulnerable and susceptible to being scammed.

The series was made possible thanks to funding from various New Zealand banks. As well as with the Banking Ombudsman. “You’ve been scammed by Nigel Latta” will arm you with some helpful tips and insightful knowledge to stay safer online. Which is especially beneficial amid a rise in the number of scams targeting New Zealanders.

Every episode focuses on two types of common scams. And, some episodes even include real recordings or messages from scammers along with helpful breakdowns. In episode 1 a real call from a scammer impersonating a bank employee is played. It is then analysed by Netsafe Chief Online Safety Officer, Sean Lyons.

Missed it on TV?

Don’t worry if you missed the show on TV as it is still available to stream via TVNZ+ . With four great episodes each jam packed with useful information on various scams we suggest watching them all! However if you don’t have time, here is a quick video of Nigel’s top prevention tips!

Do you think you’ve fallen victim to a scam? Make sure to report it to the DIA or CertNZ. If you think your device might need looking at, or simply want protection for peace of mind, call Geeks on Wheels on 0800424335. One of our friendly technicians will be happy to assist with malware removal, antivirus installation or a health and security check of your devices.