Scam Alert! Avoiding Scams and Minimizing Your Digital Footprint

  • 09/28/2023
  • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Via Webinar


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Scam Alert! Avoiding Scams and Minimizing Your Digital Footprint

Thursday, September 28
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm (Pacific)

Scams are getting more sophisticated and harder to detect. In this session, IWF NorCal member Maria Pienaar will review some of the latest scams to be aware of, review strategies on how to avoid these as well as what to do when you do get caught in a scam. She will also cover the importance of minimizing your digital footprint and visibility, which scammers use to mine your personal information.

Date: Thursday, September 28th

Time: 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm (Pacific)

Location: Webinar via Zoom

Cost: Free, but registration is required to participate (webinar link and details will be included in the registration confirmation e-mail.)

Speaker Bio:

Maria Pienaar is an Operating partner with Unicorn Growth Capital investing in early-stage Web 3 Fintech companies and Founding Principal for First Principles, an US Funding and Market Entry Advisory for early growth stage companies. Prior she co-founded Blue Label Ventures, a Corporate VC focusing on investments in Digital Health, IOT, Cyber Security, Fintech (including Insurance Tech) and Enterprise IT services. At Blue Label, she led deal flow from sourcing to funding to market acceleration of portfolio companies. Previously, she served as CIO at Cell C (a market-disrupting mobile carrier), and she held various leadership roles in Business Development, Product Management, and Marketing at Lucent, Nokia, Vodafone, Globalstar, and various startups. She has worked in many international markets including the US, South Africa, Mexico, Brazil, and the UK.

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