Tech makes renting in Australia a nightmare, record scam losses mount: Vertical Hold Ep 425

Why is technology meant to make renting simpler actually making it harder for potential tenants? And why are scammers making even more money from unsuspecting Australians?

Special Guest Consumer Policy Research Centre CEO Erin Turner!


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We’re going deep into the world of consumer rights and where they intersect with technology this week, as special guest Erin Turner, CEO of the Consumer Policy Research Centre joins us to unravel the mysteries of renting technology — and why tech that could make renting easier and less stressful is instead making it a nightmare — as well as examining why Australians lost record sums to scammers in the last twelve months. Sure, it’s not the happiest set of topics, but it’s also a reminder of how while technology can always be used for good, it can also be made quite harmful!

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Award-winning Australian technology news podcast Vertical Hold: Behind The Tech News dives into the big stories of the week. Joined by Australia’s leading tech journalists every Friday, co-hosts @adam_turner and @alexkidman channel-surf through the headlines in search of the big picture. About/Contact us