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What course of action do you think the government should take to reduce online fraud?

Introduction

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Conversation Summary

In the days of modern technology online fraud is becoming increasingly common and people are suffering as a result. Many feel that the government should do more to help ensure that people are protected against online fraud, but are unsure as to what measures the government should actually take.

Vocabulary

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Course of action (Phrase) = Course of action refers to something you do in a particular situation to get a specific result..
Example: “I think the best course of action is to arrange to meet up in person and discuss the problems in your relationship.”.

As a result of (something) (Phrase) = because of.
Example: “As a result of the bad weather the football match has been cancelled”.

Ban (Verb) = Ban is the action of forbidding something.
Example: “Many people want to ban bull fighting in Spain.”.

Fine (Noun) = A fine is an amount of money that someone needs to pay for breaking the law.
Example: “I received a fine for speeding yesterday”.

Investigate (Verb) = to try to discover all the facts about something, especially a crime or accident.
Example: “The police are investigating the incident that took place last night.”.

Identity (who someone is) (Noun) = Who someone is.
Example: “The identity of the criminal is not yet known by the police”.

Punishment (Noun) = Punishment refers to what happens to someone when they are punished.
Example: “Anyone who doesn't obey the rules will receive a strong punishment”.

The Question

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What course of action do you think the government should take to reduce online fraud?

Additional Questions

Keep the conversation going with these follow questions related to What course of action do you think the government should take to reduce online fraud?
  • Have you ever been a victim of identity theft? What happened?
  • What measures do you take to ensure your personal information is secure online?
  • Do you think your passwords should be more difficult to guess?
  • Do you think buying things online is safe?
  • What common practices should people take to ensure they don't fall victim to online fraud?

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