Unit 4: Task 1


  1. What are some primary-friendly “scam scenarios” that you could use in the classroom for encouraging students to critically think about messages they receive? Create your own “fake scam” to share with the community so they can try and spot the tell-tale signs!

When I was in primary school, my brother and I came across a popup on the internet that claimed we won a trip to the Gold Coast. We thought it was real, but luckily we did not press the link. I find these types of phishing scams, including those that would appeal to kids ie ‘You’ve won a free iPhone’ or ‘Congratulation, your one of five people that could win a playstation’ would easily entice children into clicking an unsafe link. Helping them identify this will increase their cyber awareness immensely.

This is my example of a phishing scam via email, and I have seen these types frequently in my email junk box. This also closely relates to the example of winning a trip:

HI JOEY!

Congratualtions!

You have just won a $1000 Queensland getaway from PayPal!

Click on the link below to update your payment details to collect your prize!

http://paypal.account-update.mybank.com/>>>(*$&*%)#

Hurry, you have only 24 hours to respond before we give it to the next recipient!

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