About this Project:
This project is simply about tips that can help prevent you from being scammed in the future. Since it is a major issue for a lot of people. We have created a website and video showing ways how people can scam you and how you can simply avoid that and not get robbed for your own personal items.
Basically scamming is another way of robbing but it just does not sound as bad but it is. You are giving up things without knowing that you're about to be scammed. Many people have advocated against scammers and don't think that scammers deserve to be alive and continue to ruin peoples lives. Although it really is not their fault, I have stated many reasons for why you should not target scammers in my website.
We have decided to keep reaching out to people and give them tips so they do not get scammed since I know that's the last thing they want to happen to them on a good day. So we as a group have come together and decided to make a website and send people the link of the information since they can check all the tips about scammers right there and even if they are being scammed on the spot. They can remember a tip and use that instead of continuing the deal. Therefore we are here to help people not get scammed because the scam rates have been going up a lot and people are not learning to not give scammers any intel since they can not tell who's a scammer and who is not a scammer. It is very difficult to refuse a deal that sounds real, But most likely the deal will be fake.
Thus being, Our group/team Has made this targeting kids since most kids tend to get scammed easily since they don't know much about scammers and what they are or what they do for a living. So, We are here to help with that. - Redwood Scam Prevents.
More About this Project
The links are simply a video I have created to show someone being scammed and how they used our tips to prevent being scammed. The project link is a website where I have all our creations there to view. The presentation link shows our slides of where some of our tips are and how scammers scam people and what the scam rate was in past years etc.
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I am an electrical engineer and have worked for hi-tech companies all my career, mostly software companies. Currently, I lead the US operations for a European software startup. I live in New York City.
The application is very simple and provides access to great resources. You could add additional features to the app such as tutorials, quizzes to make sure users can resolve a situation.
You could also add alerts for the user to new types of scams, since new ones keep appearing almost weekly.
Overall you have chosen a very hot issue, one where people really need help and you are making great contributions to this fight. Great job!
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I oversee Mouse's Professional Mentor Program, which connects students with volunteer mentors that work in the tech career field. I hope to inspire students to diversify the STEAM career fields! I also manage our Design League program that guides Middle and High school students on creating original tech projects using the Human-centered design process and gaining UX/UI skills.
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You chose a really good issue to address, especially since scamming has become even more difficult to detect. Information is a valuable thing and you all did a great job by identifying the need to offer users preventative measures to take so they don't fall into the trap.
I really enjoyed your video! It is an impressive marketing tool to draw people to your website.
If your team decides to continue working on this project, some suggestions would be adding a few more features like maybe screening emails/calls and routinely adding articles for people to read up-to-date news/information about scam prevention.
Ashley is a facilitator, design thinker, educator, and strategist committed to advancing equity through collaboration. Ashley has been a consultant at IDEO and Clear, Head of Creative at Tough Mudder, 7th grade English Teacher at Girls Prep Bronx Middle School, and Director of TC NEXT at Teachers College, Columbia University. She has a BA in English and Art History from Georgetown University and an M.Ed. from Harvard University. She lives in New York with her partner and rambunctious toddler.
The video was my favorite part of the project; it's entertaining and well edited, and I can see it as a great tool to get people excited about and using your website. I was interested in how you stated that Red Wood is available 24/7; is there some way for you to build in direct support in addition to the website resources?
Rae Blumenthal started her career at the United Nations in community-based development strategy and now works on Trust & Safety in the tech industry. She leads Meta’s risk mitigation and management strategy as a Program Manager, focusing on support for vulnerable populations, crisis response, and the company strategy for the severe real world harms facing the 3.5 billion users across Facebook and Instagram. Outside of work, she loves hiking, traveling, and exploring the Bay Area.
This is an important issue that affects many people. I'm certain your website will be very impactful!
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Your project addresses a problem that everyone can connect with. Your Website is informative and your YouTube video offers tips. This project reflects well thought out idea, planning, designing, and collaboration. Keep up the creativity and use social media to positively impact our society.
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