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SAY "NO" TO FAKE NEWS & SCAMS - ONLINE

For SAY "NO" TO FAKE NEWS & SCAMS - ONLINE

ONLINE LEARNING

This course is applicable for SkillsFuture Funding. Eligible Singaporeans can choose to use their SkillsFuture Credit to offset the payment for this course.

Course Code: CRS-N-0051957

Course Duration: 7.5 hours

Assessment: NA

Fake company information that seems accurate is increasing online. How can you distinguish between credible information versus “fake ones?” Inaccurate information is constantly being shared on social networks and amplified by a growing number of explicitly partisan news outlets. Thousands of people circulate this false information unknowingly. Why? This creates a viral storm without substance which affects the company’s reputation, credibility and trust to your clients and customers. It can provoke serious consequences.

Scams are designed to trick you into giving them your company/personal information. They may try to steal your company/individual personal information. If they manage to get that information, they could gain access to your company/ individual email, bank, or other accounts.

This 1-day workshop will examine both accurate and inaccurate news/stories/information and the factors that lead people to believe in fake ones. It also allows you to recognize and avoid scams via phishing emails/voice phishing from your company/individual emails.

The learners will also gain skills to help them to distinguish fact from fiction and to recognize and avoid scams via phishing emails and voice phishing.

Course Content: 

• Distinguish between “news” and other forms of information
• Identify psychological biases and motives behind Fake News
• Assess the credibility of the information source
• Critically examine misleading headlines and avoid spreading any fake news to others
• Aware of the penalty from creating and spreading fake news and its impact on Singapore’s national security and social cohesion
• Recognize and avoid phishing emails as well as voice phishing

This course is applicable for SkillsFuture Funding. Please go to www.skillsconnect.gov.sg or call Wong Fong Academy at 68633686 for more information.

If you are a Singaporean aged 25 and above, you can choose to use your $500 SkillsFuture Credit to offset the payment for this course. Visit the SkillsFuture Credit website www.skillsfuture.sg/credit to choose from the wide range of approved skills-related courses available on the SkillsFuture Credit course directory.

At the end of the workshop, participants will be issued a certificate of completion by Wong Fong Academy.