Westpac NZ’s Financial Crime and Managing Your Money teams collaborated to create a new card game, Stash the Cash. The game teaches people about common scams and simple defences you can use to protect yourself. After seeing an opportunity to improve scam education our financial education teams launched Stash the Cash in July to a group of more than 100 contributors, community partners, friends and whānau. The game is being distributed to communities, schools, and workplaces, as well as via the more than 50 SeniorNet learning centres across Aotearoa.
Feedback to-date has been incredibly positive. “Fantastic! A great learning experience for all ages, very interactive format, quick and easy to learn how to play and take away the key defences against real scams.” Chris Hails, Head of Information Security, Heartland Bank.