What are some student-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!
– The scammers, after capturing their social network account, will use that account to send messages to their friends and relatives to ask to buy a phone card. Many people, believing it to be their real friends and relatives, bought cards to send to these accounts and lost a lot of money.
– After my students encounters a phishing application, personal information are stolen, including sensitive information such as credit cards, personal pictures, … and may even have their accounts taken over. – Another type of scam often appears in the form of comments with links under posts in groups. Students clicked out of curiosity, leading to their facebook account and personal information being appropriated. Not to mention that link also comes with a request to install software such as Flash Player, which if the victim installs it on the computer, it will control the whole computer, lose important information and documents stored on the computer. I advise that my students need to protect themselves by limiting sharing of personal information online. It’s best not to play social media apps anymore. Do not trade on social networks with unsafe sources.
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