Will FRX stop scammers in their tracks, can Satellite SOSs save lives? Vertical Hold ep 429

Will new technology that makes it easier for banks to talk to each other make a dent in Australia’s online scam problem? And with Apple’s Satellite SOS launching in Australia, we take a look at its benefits — and limitations. Special Guest Finder’s Angus Kidman!


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We’ve talked a lot about scams and their impact on the show this year, and this week the banks announced they were doing their bit via the Fraud Reporting Exchange, or FRX.

But can FRX take the scammers down? We have doubts.

Satellite SOS

Australia’s also a big, brown wide land and one where it’s all too easy to find yourself in trouble and a long, long way from any kind of mobile phone signal. But — sound the Tim-Alarm! — Apple’s announced availability of Satellite SOS. in Australia and New Zealand.

Vertical Hold’s Alex Kidman took Satellite SOS for a spin this week (under controlled conditions) — you can check out that video below:

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