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Informed Choice Radio Personal Finance Podcast

Nov 16, 2016

My guest for this episode of Informed Choice Radio is Rodney Hobson.

Rodney is an experienced financial journalist who has held senior editorial positions with publications in the UK and Asia.

He was previously News Editor for the Business section of The Times, Business Editor of the Singapore Monitor, Head of News at Citywire and Editor of Shares magazine. Rodney has also contributed to the Daily Mail, the Independent and Business Franchise Magazine.

He’s a regular contributor to Share Radio and writes a weekly column about stockmarkets, the economy and investment news for the financial news website Morningstar.

Rodney is the author of several financial books including Shares Made Simple; Small Companies, Big Profits; Understanding Company News; How to Build a Share Portfolio and The Dividend Investor. He is also author of the Detective Inspector Paul Amos Lincolnshire Mystery series of books.

His latest book is The Book of Scams, published by Harriman House. It describes the types of scams perpetrated on the public, how to spot the tell-tale signs and how to avoid becoming the next victim.

In this episode of Informed Choice Radio, I speak to Rodney about the history of scams, how modern technology makes it easier to be scammed, why sophisticated investors are just as likely to fall victim, and much more.

Welcome to The Book of Scams with Rodney Hobson, in episode 136 of Informed Choice Radio.

Some questions I ask

– What made you want to become a financial journalist, what made that journey happen?

– What was the transition like coming from financial journalism in Hong Kong to the UK?

– Have stories about financial scams always been common place in your work, is it something that’s always been there in the background?

– Who gets scammed?

– Are scams becoming more sophisticated, are they becoming harder to detect?

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