Online fraud involves using the internet to trick someone into giving away their money or data and takes many forms. It is regarded by some as a highly profitable and relatively low-risk crime.

Neil and Georgina talk about online fraud and how it is becoming more common as well as teaching you some useful vocabulary along the way.

This week’s question
How much money has been claimed in total through the coronavirus job scheme in the UK?

a) 17 billion pounds

b) 27 billion pounds

c) 37 billion pounds

Listen to the programme to find out the answer.

someone’s way of thinking and the general attitudes and opinions they have about something; mentality

secret information about a person, government or country

cover story
false story someone tells in order to hide the truth

data breach
occasion when private information can be seen by people who should not be able to see it

computer software and viruses that are designed to damage the way a computer works

secretly enter a group or organisation in order to spy on it or influence it

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