buyer beware

Q3 Scams Step 2

19. Buyer Beware

5. Watch this video How to Spot a Scam Email. This video takes you step-by-step through the process of determining if the email is a scam or not. 

6. Use this Scams Spotting Email Assignment Handout and work alone or with a partner and identify all the red flags that indicate the email is fraudulent and is a scam. 

Based on what you learned in Quest Two about advertising and this one about scams, work in a small group to create your own scam.

  • Create a poster (infographic, drawing, or as suggested by your teacher) to advertise your scam to your classmates.
  • Then present your scam to the class for feedback for a vote on the best scam.

7. Hackers: Now that you know about scams, what about hackers?  Play the PBS video "The Secret Lives of Hackers" from Nova Labs (3:01) to learn more about it. Have a class discussion:

  • Have you or do you know of anyone who has been the subject of hacking?
  • What do you think you should do if you think you or a family member are being hacked?

MITECS  Michigan Integrated Technology Competencies for Students, and

ISTE Standards for Students

2. Digital Citizen
a. Cultivate and manage their digital identity and reputation and are aware of the permanence of their actions in the digital world
b. Engage in positive, safe, legal and ethical behavior when using technology, including social interactions online or when using networked devices
d. Manage their personal data to maintain digital privacy and security and are aware of data-collection technology used to track their navigation online

5. Computational Thinker
b. Collect data or identify relevant data sets