Bootcamp for the Scammed: How to Detect an Online Scam
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Bootcamp for the Scammed: How to Detect an Online Scam

Putting Simple Clues Together to Find the Double-Dealing of a Site
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Created by Andy Calvin
Last updated 5/2019
English
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This course includes
  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Assignments
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Tips and tricks to stay safe while shopping
  • See exact techniques that scammers frequently use
  • Understand how to see a site without even going to it
  • Safety precautions while surfing the web
Requirements
  • A basic understanding of moving around a computer and a browser
Description

Have you ever been scammed? Ripped off? Lied to? Did you purchase something online, and it never showed up? Or did you spend all your money on that one thing that was supposed to help, but it turned out to be a scam?

Maybe it was supposed to be a gift for your family. Maybe it was going to be a labor saving device for you. Maybe it was going to solve all of life's problems.

Whatever it was, it is now no where to be found, and you're not sure why.

'What did I do wrong?'

'I thought I was buying from a legit company.'

'How did I fall for this?'

'I learned about this from a reliable place.'

'Is everything out there a scam?'

We know what it's like to get scammed, and feel the remorse and shame of falling for something. The thoughts of 'I should have known better'  seemed to be constantly on our minds. Because of this, we decided to learn all we could about how a scam comes about, and the essential parts of a good deceptive scheme.

This course is the culmination of all that knowledge. The more we dug around and the more we looked into scams, the more we found patterns and clues that would easily point out whether a site was running a scam or not.

Not only that, but we also found that all these clues are so simple that even a child would be able to figure it out, if they had the right knowledge. Which is why we created this course.

In the course we delve through easy-to-understand processes that will help you decide just how trustworthy a site really is. You'll learn step-by-step instructions for gathering information and making a well-informed judgement on something online.

Topics that we cover include:

  • Checking For Malware (to make sure nothing bad is coming with the site you're looking at)

  • Checking the Registration of a Site (to see just how old a site really is)

  • Checking for Past Snapshots of a Website (to find whether the site has been operating the same program over the years).

  • Website Errors and Issues (understanding just what to look for when surfing on a website you want to purchase from)

  • Analyzing Social Media Accounts (to check the site's social authority and whether they're on it frequently)

  • Confirming a Website's Email Address (to see if a site's used it before, and if it connects them with other fraudulent websites)

And through-out this course, if you are ever not sure what something is or isn't, we'll be right there, lending our knowledge to you wherever and whenever we can.

Who this course is for:
  • Website Users
  • Online Shoppers
  • Those Who Have Been Scammed
  • Those Interested In Learning About How Scammers Scam People
  • Anyone With The Desire To Learn How To Detect An Online Scam
Course content
Expand all 13 lectures 49:32
+ Basic Ways to Detect a Scam Website
3 lectures 09:21
In this assignment, we will now be using the tools we just learned about to take a look at several other sites.
Pracice Assignment #1
3 questions
+ Advanced Methods for checking a website
3 lectures 07:33
Taking a Screenshot of a website
01:49
Looking at the Source Code of a Website
02:24
Checking for Past Snapshots of a Website
03:20
In this assignment, we'll be using the advanced methods to check out a website before we actually go to it.
Practice Assignment #2
3 questions
+ Part 1: An In depth Look at the Actual Site
3 lectures 17:04
Checking for SSL, Copy Right Notice, and Impersonation
04:12
Searching Important/Legal Pages
05:45
Analyzing Social Media Accounts and the Website's Contact info
07:07
In this assignment, we will go to the actual sites and examine what the sites have on it.
Practice Assignment #3
3 questions
+ Part 2: Verify Images and Email Addresses
3 lectures 14:35
Using Google to Search for An Image
06:20
Confirming a Website's Email Address
04:58
Investigating Fraudulent Email Accounts
03:17
In this final assignment, we'll take a look at whether sites are faking profile images and at any email addresses found on the sites that are fraudulent.
Practice Assignment #4
4 questions