This segment was broadcast on 29 June 2017. Some information may be out of date.

Two listeners’ scam stories and what we can learn from them

  • The guys who beat the slick salespeople at their own game
  • The woman who fell for the fast talk
  • Lessons from both stories
  • Scam warning signs

Mary Holm is a freelance journalist, a director of Financial Services Complaints Ltd (FSCL), a seminar presenter and a bestselling author on personal finance. From 2011 to 2019 she was a founding director of the Financial Markets Authority. Her opinions are personal, and do not reflect the position of any organisation in which she holds office. Mary’s advice is of a general nature, and she is not responsible for any loss that any reader may suffer from following it.