You work in the finance department of a company and one day you get a message/email to urgently make a payment on behalf of the boss of the company.
The question is should you do it and how to recognize whether it is a scam and legit?
In this WebQuest we will explore some of the common signs that something is a scam and how to avoid falling for it.
Do you believe the method described in the below YouTube video is good for protecting you? Give examples of why it would or would not work for you, maybe an adapted form would work better.
4. Now that you have been through your own experiences as well as resources on protection, it is time to share your knowledge. Make a poster with tips on how to prevent falling for a scam.
5. The final step and just as important as recognizing a scam is knowing what to do if you, a colleague, or someone you know falls victim to a scam.
Even emails appearing to be from trusted partners, or your boss can be a scam. Therefore, it is good to keep common signs of phishing and scam in mind when you get a message or an e-mail.
When companies are attacked whether it is ransomware or viruses, the malicious software often gets into the company from employee’s email inboxes.
Security risks in emails take many forms from the ones meant to lure data from you to the ransomware which locks you out of computer systems and threatens businesses.
Being able to recognize malicious emails activity is important for everyone whether you are working in a corporation or using a personal email.
During this WebQuest you will learn about email safety and how to recognize malicious content.
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3. In part 4 you will have to write a section for an employee handbook with tips for email safety and awareness of risk. In preparation, brainstorm on what the entry should contain and what kind of illustration it should have if any. If you need tips on brainstorming use these links:
4. Based on the best ideas from the brainstorm, write an entry for the employee handbook about what the most common risks you should be aware of is, and what you can do to protect yourself.
Online safety or security is relative to what risks you take. With this challenge we expect that you have gained increased awareness about email security as well as knowledge and skills to stay safe.