Could you recognise a scam message?


If you got a message on one of your social media accounts, do you think you would be able to tell if it was genuine? Spotting a scam message can be difficult, but there are some signs you can check.

In this video, you'll hear about Gill's experience of a scam message. You'll learn what the signs were that she could have spotted and how to check to avoid these kinds of scams.


  • Learn how to spot a scam message
  • Learn how to check if messages you receive are genuine

Read time:

4 mins


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