Trauma, Privacy and Age



The effects of trauma on the body and mind, from heart attacks to mental illness; Dr Antonia 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 and our resident expert on internet deception Dr David Modic explores the concept of privacy…. our own and our children’s!

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The Scammers Latest Tricks | The Scammers Podcast Episode 3



Scammers are always upping the ante and we tell you the latest tricks up their sleeves to watch out for. Dr David Modic – our 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. From across the pond we hear from Adrienne Gonzalez, an American activist who warns of online fund-raising scams that you might be donating money to and we introduce you to Lauren & Craig who reveal how to travel the world non-stop without winning the lottery – they’re globetrotting living proof that it can be done! Inspired by the TV show Stopping Scotland’s Scammers, its’ presenter Jackie Brambles hosts the podcast that allows her to delve deeper into the issues raised on-screen….and occasionally go off at interesting tangents!

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Ransomware, the 5 traits of scam victims & everyday heroes



Ransomware hits a Glasgow hair salon, Dr David Modic – our 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. Inspired by the TV show Stopping Scotland’s Scammers, its’ presenter Jackie Brambles hosts the podcast that allows her to delve deeper into the issues raised on-screen….and occasionally go off at interesting tangents!


The psychology of persuasion, Zombies & caring for parents



Inspired by the TV show Stopping Scotland’s Scammers, its’ presenter Jackie Brambles hosts the podcast that allow her to delve deeper into the issues raised on-screen….and occasionally goes off at interesting tangents! This week, Dr David Modic, our expert on the psychology of persuasion, looks at the emotional toll taken on victims of online fraud, we have expert advice from Age Scotland and author Jackie Highe on the practical and emotional side of caring for elderly relatives and adventure athlete Tobias Mews introduces us to the ghoulish delights of the Zombie Run!