How to be safe online: Spotting scams and staying safe

Ref: C3747722

This is a 2 hour session for beginners who want to identify what an online scam is and the different types of scams, how to avoid being scammed and how to protect not just yourself but your family and friends. Find how to report a scam if you are a victim yourself and to warn others. The session includes tips on spotting scam signs and advice on getting your money back from a scam.

Course aim

To provide awareness of different types of online scams that people may fall victim to and how to respond.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is for beginners

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Identify the 4 types of online scams
  • Understand how to report an online scam
  • Be able to avoid being scammed online
  • Understand the consequences of scams
  • Identify appropriate protection against malware, spyware and viruses

How will I be taught?

What kind of feedback can I expect?

What else do I need to know?

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Pre-course work, reading and information sources

What can I do next?

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How to be safe online: Spotting scams and staying safe

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Conditions

As a registered charity, and to meet our funders’ requirements, we need to check a few things with you before you enrol. Please check the details below to ensure you meet the basic eligibility critiera:

  • You are paying the standard fee (with a credit or debit card) or you are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • You have a valid email address so that you can receive confirmation of your booking
  • You have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2021
  • You declare that the address you provide is correct and that you will provide evidence of this and your eligibility to live and work in the UK
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

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