Social Studies

How to prevent fraud

len Alfred Ajibola - 06th January, 2023 @ 07:38 PM

Topics in Social Studies

Values and Norms explained What are norms? Types of norms Differences between values and norms How to prevent fraud Types of fraud explained Fraud as a contemporary social problem in Nigeria Explanations on the social problems in Nigeria and their solutions Contemporary social problems in Nigeria What is culture? Components of culture in social studies Child marriage and its consequences Consequences of Female Genital Mutilation What is healthy self-esteem? Characteristics of healthy self-esteem Causes of Environmental Problems Effects and Solutions to Environmental Problems Consequences of drug trafficking and solutions to drug trafficking Drug Trafficking: Reasons for drug trafficking Self-esteem: How to overcome low self-esteem What is low self-esteem? Characteristics of low self-esteem Low self-esteem: Causes of low self-esteem Consequences of Conflicts and Solutions to Conflict

Academic Questions in Social Studies

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Twitter is a part of our social environment.

  • A. True

  • B. False

The following are objectives of social studies except _____.

  • A. It teaches morals and values

  • B. It enables us to better understand our environment

  • C. It creates national consciousness

  • D. It assists in producing upright citizens

  • E. It promotes the military form of government

  • F. It fosters judicious use of resources

Which of the following is not a natural cause of environmental problem?

  • A. Tsunami

  • B. Deforestation

  • C. Earthquake

  • D. Drought

  • E. Hurricane

  • F. Tornado

Conflict can simply be defined as a clash of interest.

  • A. True

  • B. False

_____ refers to a personal reflection of one's overall self worth.

  • A. Integrity

  • B. Reputation

  • C. Personality

  • D. Self-esteem

  • E. Psychoanalysis

  • F. Attributes

A type of marriage whereby a christian man marries a muslim woman is termed _____ marriage.

  • A. Faith

  • B. Religious

  • C. Denominational

  • D. Interfaith

  • E. Intrafaith

  • F. Church-Mosque

_____marriage is said to exist between couples who have lived together for a very long time with no prior form of marriage.

  • A. Open

  • B. Convinience

  • C. Trial

  • D. Left Handed

  • E. Companionate

  • F. Common Law

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The above image is considered a part of harmful traditional practices. The following are similar examples of such practices except _____.

  • A. Sharo

  • B. Wuuse

  • C. Female Genital Mutilation

  • D. Widowhood

  • E. Breast Ironing

  • F. Child Marriage

Ways of preventing fraud:

Fraud is defined as a deceptive action carried out by a person, group of persons or an organization through a deliberate perversion of truth in order to gain something of value, especially money, through such dishonest process.

Please read on the types of fraud here.


Below are 16 ways to prevent fraud:


  1. We should never send money to strangers over the internet. This action is useful in preventing catfishing (or romance scams) as seen on various dating sites.
    Please read on the internet and world wide web here.

  2. Since fraud is often committed via the internet, we should always check the Uniform Resource Locator (URL) of any visited website to confirm its authenticity. A legitimate URL must contain the domain name of the website. For instance, the URL of Len Academy must always contain the domain name ''.
    Please read on domain name system here.

  3. We should never imput our Personal Identifiable Information (PII) and financial details into unknown web pages emanating from email links. In fact, we should be cautious when clicking links in emails. Phishing attacks can be prevented through this process.

  4. Credit alert notification received via SMS may be fake. It is therefore crucial that we confirm all the money credited into our bank account through our bank's official application.

  5. We should avoid investing our money on online platforms that promises a very high Return on investment (ROI). Also, all forms of ponzi scheme should be avoided.
    You can read on fraud as a contemporary social problem in Nigeria here.

  6. We should not obtain loan from unregistered online loan applications, as they may eventually blackmail the loanee. These are loan sharks with no physical structure. However, we still have some genuine loan companies with structures and online application. Regardless, these should be preperly verified before obtaining loan from them.

  7. Debit and Credit cards should be well secured. The 16 digit code in front of the cards along side its expiry date should be always protected. Also, the Card Verification Value (called CVV number) at the back of the card should also be protected. In addition, the pins of our debit and credit cards should be kept private and confidential.
    Please read on credit and debit cards here.

  8. We should be careful when making online financial donation to charity organizations. A legitimate charity organization does not compel one into making financial donations. Also, they typically do not accept cryptocurrencies and gift cards, as these are scammers preferred methods of accepting payments.
    Please read on black market here.

  9. Lottery organizations should carefully verify all winning lotteries, even when it comes from a known and reputable source. For individuals who have won lotteries, their winning ticket should be kept confidential and secured.
    Please read on civic responsibility here.

  10. We should be careful when clicking popup messages on websites, especially those stating that we have won a large sum of money. However, understand that there are numerous legitimate adverts running on various websites. Such ads can be visited if we find them useful. However, we must ensure that the websites running such adverts are legitimate.

  11. Mortgage organizations should observe due diligence before giving out loans. In this regard, all the correct and appropriate details of the loanee must be collected.
    You can read the concept of business structure here.

  12. Fraud detection softwares should be installed on our computers and mobile phones. Examples include, fraud scoring software, device fingerprinting, geolocation, biometrics (two factor authentication), and a trusted antivirus software. Also, strategically placing CCTV cameras in our working environment and ATM machines can help detect fraudulent behaviours.

  13. We should not provide our bank accounts for accepting payments from money laundering scams, regardless the allocated commission given to us. One will be sentensed to jail if found guilty of this fraudulent crime.
    Please read motivational quotes for students here.

  14. We should be careful when clicking website links from dating sites and other chat applications. This is true because fraudulent links (requesting confidential information like username, email and password) may be sent by one's chat partner.

  15. Unwanted and suspicious calls, including text messages should be blocked. We should also apply this principle on social media and chat applications.
    You can read on interesting facts for students here.

  16. Organizations and corporate bodies are recommended to employ cybersecurity professionals and certified ethical hackers.

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Amazing facts in Social Studies

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The Statue of Unity in Gujarat, India, is the tallest statue in the world. It stands at 182 meters (579 feet)

2.7 Billion Dollars was realized from the movie - Avengers: Endgame. This makes it the top-grossing film of all time

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The world’s oldest known work of art was discovered by scientists in 2019 on an Indonesian island named Sulawesi. This work of art was created 44,000 years ago, and it shows paintings of three Sulawesi pigs

68% of households in New Zealand have a pet, and this is more than any other nation or country in the world

According to the Population Reference Bureau, the number of people alive today represents about 7% of the total number of humans who have ever lived.

Yahoo is an acronym for: 'Yet Another Hierarchical Officious Oracle'

Ashrita Furman holds the world record for the holder of the most world records. He had set over 600 records and currently holds more than 200 world records

As at 2023, France remains the most visited country (with about 90 million visitors), followed by Spain (83.7 million). Next is the United States of America (79.3 million)

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Some car license plates in the Northwest Territories of Canada are shaped like a polar bear

The Library of Congress located in Washington D.C, America is the world's largest library. It contains over 162 million items in more than 450 languages.

The British Library (with over 150 million items) comes second, followed by the Library and Archives Canada with 54 million items (third), the New York Public Library with 53.1 million items (fourth), and the Russian State Library with 44.4 million items (fifth)

Notable points in Social Studies

Social Studies is defined as an integrated study on the interaction of human beings with their physical and social environments.

We can think of our environment as everything that surrounds us at any point in time. For instance, the soil, air, your clothes, phone and everything surrounding you right now are all part of your environment. (That is, they make up your environment).

Physical environment describes every visible thing around us. It could be water, air, soil, clothes, phones or all other things found around us.

Social environment on the other hand describes the various social roles or positions that influence an individual or a group. It is represented in our culture, norms, values, the people and various institutions with whom we interact with. Meanwhile, understand that social media applications like facebook, twitter, instagram, youtube and the likes present a social environment where people can interact with one another regardless their geographical location around the world.

Please read on the meaning and objectives of social studies here

The causes of environmental problems can be either natural or man-made.

Natural causes of environmental problems will include the followings:

  • Erosion

  • Earthquakes

  • Drought

  • Tsunami

  • Tornadoes

  • Hurricanes

Some of the man-made causes of environmental problems are:

  • Pollution

  • Ozone layer depletion

  • Deforestation

  • Uncontrolled urbanization

  • Increased turnout of waste

  • Flooding

Environmental problems can be defined as problems associated with the lithosphere (land), atmosphere (air) and hydrosphere (water) as a result of man's action on earth.

Below are some of the constituents that make up our environment. These constituents may in turn act as factors that bring about environmental problems. They include:

  • Air or Atmosphere

  • Soil

  • Water

  • Bacteria

  • The people around us

  • The animals around us

  • The things around us. For instance, books, food, shoes, phones and so on.

Please read more on environmental problems here.

The following proactive processes can help reduce conflict in various organizations:

  1. Communication

  2. Set conflict guidelines

  3. Encourage collaboration and teamwork

  4. Proper recruitment process

  5. Promote social events

  6. Applying fair treatment

  7. Listening and understanding skills

  8. Private opinion and feedback from staff

  9. Gender equality

Please read more on conflict management in organizations here