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Avoiding Hoaxes and Scams

Discusses some of the hoaxes and scams that you are likely to run into online.

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This course discusses some of the hoaxes and scams that you are likely to run into online. It covers how to recognize common scams and frauds, as well as how to report them. It also explains how to identify e-mail hoaxes scams and why they are harmful.


Subject: Internet Safety
Categories: Digital Citizenship, School Safety, Workplace
Duration: 1 hour
Credit Hours: 1


  • Avoiding Hoaxes and Scams
Recognize Scams and Frauds
Provides information on how to recognize frauds and scams.more...
Discusses common types of frauds and scams.
Provides information on how to report a suspected scam or fraud. 
Identify Internet Hoaxes
Discusses what Internet hoaxes are and how they can be harmful.more...
Identifies what to do about possible hoaxes.
Lists ways to identify hoaxes using Internet resources. 
Stay Clear of E-mail Scams
Covers the risks involved with e-mail, such as phishing, spam, viruses, and harassing or offensive email.more...
Discusses common e-mail scams, such as Nigerian scams, lottery/prize scams and charity scams.
Provides information on when and how to report inappropriate e-mails. 
Personal Action Plan for Avoiding Hoaxes and Scams
While completing lessons in this course, you will be prompted to answer essay questions that will aid in creating your Personal Action Plan. more... The answers you provide will appear in your Personal Action Plan, so be sure you respond as thoroughly as possible. Your Personal Action Plan will not appear until you have answered at least one of the essay questions.

Reviews (14)

Full Member
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Basic Member
Basic Member
Good information.
Basic Member
Kind of repetitive but enjoyed it overall.
Basic Member
Some good informationI like the idea of creating a game to help students learn these specific types of scams and hoaxes.
Basic Member
Good information on current scams and hoaxes.
Basic Member
Quite a bit of redundant information...but overall good
Basic Member
This course has some interesting information on hoaxes and scams that are being used through email.
Full Member
Great information, but the constant recycled props in the video are getting stale.
Basic Member
Not bad-this is an important issue.
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