Security Awareness

Module 6 – The tell-tale signs of a scam website. (P101-6)

Scam websites stick out a mile when you know what to look for. Now, you will look at how scammers create phoney websites to install damaging viruses, trick you into handing over sensitive data such as account numbers & passwords, and pull off an old-fashioned con-trick.
  • Module 6 - Introduction
  • 1) Approximately how many new scam websites are created each day?
  • 2) Which type of website will install a virus the instant that you visit?
  • 3) Why do you need to be very cautious about which links you choose to follow?
  • 4) When should you review a link’s destination?
  • 5) How do you reveal a link’s destination on a mobile device?
  • 6) Which of the following statements describe a shortened link?
  • 7) For each of the 700 commonly impersonated websites, how many scams are there?
  • 8) Which of the following statements is true?
  • 9) Which of the following website addresses have no subdomain?
  • 10) How do you check if a social media share button is legitimate?
  • 11) Which country is listed in the contact details of the snake oil company?
  • 12) Donald Trump is featured on the cover of which magazine?
  • 13) Which of the following are tell-tale signs of a scam website?
  • 14) Why do scammers use a sense of urgency and target emotions such as fear?
  • Module 6 - The Test
Completion rules
  • All units must be completed
  • Leads to a certification with a duration: Forever