Avoiding scams and tricks
About this course
Learn how to be safe online!
We have all heard of the scams and tricks that can happen online. The internet can be a place for predators and scammers that prey on unknowing people so you always have to be on guard. Many scams try to trick you into paying money for nothing. Some will convince you to pay some money now to receive a lot more money in the future. Others may also get personal information from you.
In this course, you will learn that it’s actually not that difficult to stay safer online, you just need to follow a few simple steps. We have all learnt to cross the road safely, and being safe online is similar; we are careful, go slowly, and check for danger.
The following course has been based on the the latest information about scams from the ACCC’s Scamwatch and Little Black Book of Scams. Visit www.scamwatch.gov.au for more information.
What you'll learn:
The phishing scam
- We’ll go through how phishing scams work and how to identify them.
The unexpected money scam
- We’ll cover how to spot such scams, and look at some of the most common types.
Money for nothing scams
- The scams you’ll learn about include investment schemes, dating and romance scams, charity scams, and virus and hacking scams.
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