MODULE 11: Scams - don't be caught out

Module 11 aims to provide students with an overview of all aspects of scams and how to effectively respond to scams.

Last Updated: 15/5/2016

Students should be able to:

  • describe the processes of financial planning
  • understand that time, commitment and knowledge are key factors in financial planning
  • recognise the part budgeting, risk management, debt management, saving and investing play in financial planning for retirement
  • match financial management with personal capabilities and living patterns
  • develop a positive approach to ensuring their personal financial independence
  • There is a wide range of scams targeting Australian consumers.
  • There are many factors that can contribute to a person becoming more vulnerable to being a victim of scamming.
  • Many scams look authentic. People can be easily tricked.
  • Consumers need to be wary of scams that can be very costly.
  • Consumer protection is available to Australian consumers who have become the victim of scammers.
  • There are practical strategies consumers can take to prevent being scammed.
  • Identity theft in Australia is on the rise and has potentially serious consequences.

ACCC
ACFT
Affidavit
Advance fee fraud
AIC
Anti-virus software
ASIC
Chain letter
Cookies
Credit rating
Credit Report
Data destruction software
Do Not Call Register
Encryption
Firewall
Fraudulent
Get rich quick
Hacker
Hijack
Identity fraud
Keystroke logger
Lottery
Malware
Money laundering
Money transfer scheme
Online profiling
Pfyshing
Ponzi scheme
Pyramid scheme
Scam
Spam
Sweepstakes
Trojan
Virus
WPA
Worm
Zombie

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