Scammers, conmen and fraudsters have been with us from time immemorial. There have always been men and women prepared to make a profit at other people’s expense through the use of bare-faced lies and unashamed trickery. Currently, scamming via phone, internet, or other digital means is on the rise, with both the UK and the US reporting roughly a 40% rise in scams involving bank transfers.
Over a seven-day period, this Bite-Sized course takes you through some foundational practices to ensure you are not included in that rising statistic. Each day presents a new topic of exploration addressing various precautions, smart skills, and strategies that you can employ to keep you and your loved ones safe.
We will explore the depth and breadth and even some of the background and history of scamming and conning. We will look at phone scams, cybersecurity basics, hacking, and identity theft. Each day will provide another applicable skill, building on the last. By the end of the week, you will have a scambusting tool kit at the ready.
This Bite-Sized course is meant as an overview or exploratory opportunity, providing real strategies that can be quickly utilized. For a more comprehensive learning experience, please check out our course/workshops menu.