Online Fraud

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Type: Vocabulary
Originally published on November 17, 2021 and last updated on February 4, 2023

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.

Go through the vocabulary below with your students and ask them to try and use this vocabaulry where possible when discussing the different conversation questions.

Useful Vocabulary

Try and use the following vocabulary when answering the question. Click to look up the definition in the dictionary

  • course of action (phrase)
  • as a result of (something) (phrase)
  • ban (verb)
  • fine (noun)
  • investigate (verb)
  • identity (noun)
  • punishment (noun)

Conversation Questions

  • 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?
This conversation topic was prepared by Gregory

Gregory is a qualified TEFL teacher who has been teaching English as a Foreign Language (ESL) for over a decade. He has taught in-person classes in Spain and to English learners around the world online.