We all know it by now, the Internet has completely changed our way of seeing things, has transformed and even improved daily activities. The evolution of technology has really favored us in many ways, like granting us access to many tools and online businesses. We must know how to manage these resources, in order to make the most out ofthem, using “digital” in a responsible, reliable and safe way, trying to avoid making mistakes or that people can take advantage of us.
Why do we say this? Many of us believe that everything in the internet is great, but it's no bed of roses. Many people use the web to buy, to communicate, interact, entertain and educate themselves... we use platforms or sites that we believe are safe but there are people with double intentions who try to harm us. That is why in this article, we are going to describe how we can be on the look out for scams that occur on the Internet and more precisely in digital courses, a topic that generates much more demand than other activities.
As we said previously, we need to be able to know and master social media, digital platforms, the tools and functions that they offer us. It is important that we know how to differentiate the quality of a product, not only if it is good and satisfies our needs but rather if it's real, reliable, and we must be attentive to errors, testimonials, trajectories, experience and to all digital hoaxes and scams. On the web, anything can happen, so we must keep our eyes open, analyze and verify the activities that we decide to carry out digitally in order to really be sure that it is not something false or some kind of fraud.
Let's take a look at the most common scams in digital courses. When we want to study on the internet, we want to find a course, we search for a certain helpful topic on different digital platforms. On many occasions we do not realize if the site we enter is secure and we simply register without investigating about it, what the contents are, if the person who dictates it is really a professional, etc. These are issues that happen perhaps because we are in a hurry and don't want to lose an opportunity, we do not think about what we are buying and it happens to most people. That is why we must be vigilant and investigate before which platforms are the most popular and secure on the web.
How can we escape scams as students? It is clear that magic formulas do not exist. As students, first,we have to try to look for a topic that we'd like according to our preferences and tastes, secondly look for a site that already has a track record and a good image on the web and in the educational system, then ask other people who have done that course and finally, enroll. In this case, your money will really be worth it because you can train academically and professionally.
But what about educators and scams? We are really harmed by these false teachers, who seek to create courses to earn money but their contents do not have the potential we expect or do not fulfill the functions of learning, they do not provide any educational methods. We know that creating a course, an online course, entails a lot of responsibility, which is why we go to educational platforms that already have a high level of good reviews on the Internet and are recognized in the educational field.
But scams get to taint our name because people believe that we all operate in the same environment and often do not have the confidence to learn with us. It is something completely negative and as educators we try to give a good impression and get students to check our course and learn.
All these false educators what they seek is to be able to generate sums of money much faster but deceiving young people. That is why it is important to be attentive and try to get away from those people who offer us to learn in an easy way but not truly.
Within the digital educational market we try to deal with marketing techniques to attract students with our teaching and learning methods, so that they can also get to know us and in this way buy our course.
Scammers try to touch people's feelings, appeal to their emotions and passions in order to get what they want. That is why we have to know the difference when they want to sell us an online course, being able to avoid scams.