Online Deaf Dating Scams
Our online Deaf Dating Scams course has been designed to equip the Deaf community with the awareness, tools and strategies needed to avoid becoming victim to online ‘romance scammers’.
About this course
How to avoid falling victim to online dating scams.
This important online training resource is primarily aimed at Deaf people who use online dating sites or apps.
Millions of people use dating sites and apps every day to make new friends, or to find romance. There can be risks though and one issue is that romance scammers with fake profiles are becoming increasingly prevalent on these sites and apps.
What does this ‘Online Deaf Dating Scams’ course cover?
This engaging course has been developed to help you recognise the warning signs that you may be at risk of falling victim to an online dating scam and covers several key areas including:
- What is catfishing?
- How can I identify if I have been targeted by a Romance Scammer?
- What are the common lies Scammers use?
- How to avoid losing money to a Romance Scammer?
- How can you stay safe when using online dating sites?
- How to report a Romance Scam?
- Tips & Information.
What outcomes can you expect from this course?
By the end of this course, you’ll have a greater understanding of Online Deaf Dating Scams and will be able to:
- Understand what catfishing is.
- Identify the common practices of scammers.
- Report a scam with confidence.
- Avoid losing money to scammers!
- Check the legitimacy of an online profile.
Who is the course for?
This course is aimed at Deaf people, teachers and parents of Deaf children or anyone involved with Deaf and/or vulnerable persons. Anyone can fall victim to online scams, but help is out there.
Who will you learn with?
Shaun Fitzgerald, Deaf Minds Education.
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