- What is cybercrime? Give some examples.
- Read this article from The Guardian ‘Do you do a bingo night?’: the New Zealand chatbots designed to scam the scammers
Solve the crossword below, using the words from the article.
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- 1. tricking someone into revealing personal information, such as passwords and credit card numbers, by sending them an email that seems to be from a reliable company
- 2. seeming very like real life or real people
- 3. make someone believe something that is not true
- 4. change your behaviour so that you can deal with a new situation
- 5. the process of finding out what someone is doing
- 6. a word or an expression that is very informal and used only by a particular group of people
- 7. pretending to be someone else by copying the way that they speak or behave
- 8. [hyphenated] using more words and taking more time than necessary to say something
- 9. computer programs designed to make conversation with human users, especially over the internet
- 10. dishonest plans, especially for getting money
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Choose the best answer to each of the questions about the article.
The ‘scam’ word family
- Choose the correct definitions.
- Underline all the scam words in the article. Which definition from the task above applies to each one?
- Read the title of the article again and talk about what it means.
- How often do you receive scam emails?
- Have you, or has anyone you know, ever been the victim of an online scam?
- What do you do to protect yourself from cybercrime?