Student Life Outside of School Environment
Digital Security
Internet Scams : Lesson Plan PDF
Grade Level: 6 -12


 

Part I - Introduction


It's easy to be fooled by strangers into "get rich quick" schemes. In 2008, there were more than 275,000 complaints filed with the Internet Crime Complaint Center , a government agency. Learn how to spot an Internet scammer and how to protect yourself from them.


Part II - Class/Advisory Activities

•  Videos

 

 

http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/video/inside-scam-artists-2935397 - Internet Scams
http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=2035663n


•  Discussion Questions

 

 

How does an Internet scam work? Why do you think it is difficult to recover your money from a scammer?


•  Activities

 

 

  1. Go through lesson plan at this Virgina site
  2. Play Spam, Scam, Slam from On Guard Online

Part III - Reflection

•  Writing Prompt(s)

 

 

Name some ways that Internet scammers try to steal from you. Discuss ways that you can avoid Internet scams.

•  Journal Writing   Why is it important to avoid scammers? Why do you think older people are more likely to fall for a scam?

Part IV - Resources

On Guard Online   http://www.onguardonline.gov/topics/email-scams.aspx
FBI   http://www.fbi.gov/majcases/fraud/internetschemes.htm
IC3   http://www.ic3.gov/media/annualreports.aspx
Business Software Alliance   http://www.bsa.org/files/Internet_Piracy_Report.pdf
Scambusters   http://scambusters.org
CyberCrime.gov   http://www.cybercrime.gov/