Be a Scam Scanner

Learn the best ways to protect yourself and your business from scammers. Become a master scam scanner.

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About this course

Cyber and non-cyber scams are amongst us when we are least expecting, which is what makes us so vulnerable to them. Our Be a Scam Scanner Course will provide you with useful skills to be able to detect scams and how to effectively mitigate these in your workplace.


The 4-part course works around why people commit scams, provides examples of the most common retail scams and internet scams, and ways to be a scam scanner!

What you'll learn

  • Why do people commit scams?
  • The most common retail scams
  • The most common online internet scams
  • How can you stop scams?
  • Identify scam and sneaky apps on the App Store
  • What is a credit card scanner scam?

Course Content

  • Why do people commit scams?

    Learn why people commit scams and why people fall for them.

    Lesson Excerpts

    • Because it's easy to trick people and it's easy to get away with it. Scammers are hard to identify, catch and prosecute. The sales process, especially in retail, can be easily attacked from all angles. Most people don't know how to spot scams and protect themselves or their businesses.

    • How much does scams cost individuals, organisations and governments?

    • Is the following statement true or false?

  • The most common retail scams

    Learn the most common scams and how to prevent them.

    Lesson Excerpts

    • Which of the below are related to return fraud?

    • Sweethearting is the most common type of employee theft.

    • Is the following statement true or false?

  • The most common internet scams

    Learn what they are and how to prevent them

    Lesson Excerpts

    • Technology makes it easier than ever to reach millions of consumers instantly. Because of that fraud has grown into a global criminal activity. Scams still happen the old-fashioned way, but today many more are being coordinated by transnational teams, including by groups in Jamaica, Costa Rica, Canada and Nigeria. Prizes and sweepstakes, fake merchandising, lottery and sweetheart swindles scams have become surprisingly common in recent years.

    • Also, don't forget about the old fashioned scams

    • Technology made it possible for fraud to grow into a global criminal activity.

  • How can you be a scam scanner?

    Learn the best ways to protect you and your business from scammers.

    Lesson Excerpts

    • Upgrade your point of sale system. A good POS system will help you keep track of purchases, spot unusual trends, take field notes on customers returning items too often, produce digital receipts, and even validate checks being used as payment.

      Upgrade your point of sale system. A good POS system will help you keep track of purchases, spot unusual trends, take field notes on customers returning items too often, produce digital receipts, and even validate checks being used as payment.
    • Online shops are safe and you can order from anyone as they are verified.

    • You should rely on services and apps to assist in screening calls and preventing identify theft.

Course Author

EdApp

EdApp is a leader in training for the mobile workforce. As a microlearning platform EdApp delivers tens of thousands of lessons a day globally. The use of gamification and social learning make EdApp a platform that boasts engagement across the board. The content library now lets you access world class content for you and your team. EdApp has set out to democratize learning and give everyone a classroom in their pocket.

Selected Review

"The Be a Scam Scanner course equipped me with all the right skills to be able to detect and manage scams. I know these skills will be useful for whichever role I am in, especially in our current digital age. Definitely recommend!" - Barbara

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