This module will cover scams of various kind and fraudulent behaviour in general that could affect you in your daily life. It will give you a set of examples of scams schemes and explain to you the mechanisms that make you vulnerable to fraudsters.

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Unlimited Duration

Last Updated

December 13, 2021


1 hour, 50 minutes

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What you will learn

In this module, you will test your ability to recognise the red flags of potential frauds and misconducts by going through typical scenarios and practical examples of scam schemes. Since in real life it might be difficult to recognise scammers and people who want to take advantage of loopholes and weaknesses, these examples should give you some hints to help you avoid getting swindled in a variety of situations.


This module has no prerequisite knowledge but a healthy curiosity and eye for details are an advantage!

Course curriculum

    • Introduction 00:01:00
    • What you will learn 00:01:00
    • Pre-requisite 00:01:00
    • General tips for further reading 00:02:00
    • The Fraudster Formula: what makes a scam successful? 00:07:00
    • CASE 1: Booking a vacation in a new place 00:18:00
    • CASE 2: Saving for your future plans 00:20:00
    • CASE 3: Beware of the job 00:25:00
    • CASE 4: Looking for a part-time job 00:18:00
    • CASE 5: Watch out for the cheap trick 00:15:00
    • Summary 00:02:00

Project 2020-1 -LU01-KA204-063239

Start date: 15-12-2020
End date: 14-12-2022

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Valuable information on how to make daily-lives financial choices, focusing on how to avoid the most common illegal practices in the field of finance and everyday economy.

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