1. Four corners




Getting to know the group. movement to arrive. Exchange of experiences already made.


Annex“4 corners”


25 minutes

Further information

Movement helps the participants to arrive. It helps you get talking. Basic terms are explained.


The 4 sheets of the annex are distributed in the 4 corners of the room. The terms listed below are gradually read out to the participants.

After each term, the participants place themselves in the corner with the answer that applies to them.

First, the term is explained in case someone  goes to the  “I don’t know what that is” corner, then the participants are asked if someone has experienced it themselves or knows someone who has experienced it.

They should share what happened and what was done about it.

After that, the next term comes.

Terms and definition

Concluded a subscription trap

Free content (films, recipes, presentations, …) is offered on websites. But you have to register. Somewhere hidden there is a reference to costs. You are then bombarded with bills.

Bought in Fake Shop

Bought and paid for a branded product at a bargain price on the internet. The goods never come or you get cheap scrap.

Succumbed to a mobile phone rip-off (added value SMS)

In order to get something from a website or to be able to do something (profit, watch a film, …) you are asked to give your phone number. You take out a subscription that is paid for directly on your mobile phone bill.

Experienced classified ad fraud

Someone pretends to want to sell a product. However, since the person is said to be abroad, payment should be made via cash transfer services (e.g. Western Union, MoneyGram). The money is gone. Goods are never shipped. Another variant popular with fraudsters is that the data should not be sent via the portal and that they therefore switch to private communication (by e-mail).

Bought counterfeits

Branded items are offered at absolutely reasonable prices. Since the pages have domain endings from EU countries, one feels a false sense of security. The fakes are usually sent directly from China. If you knowingly buy counterfeits, you are liable to prosecution.

Experienced  phishing – data theft

Attempts are made to obtain personal data (e.g. access data for banks, customer accounts, etc.) by means of fake e-mails or chats.

Experienced scamming

Contact via email or chat. Inheritances, profits, … are promised. But something has to be paid in advance.

Malicious software installed


A malicious software is installed on the computer or mobile phone via dubious websites or links in e-mails. This can steal data, or independently conclude subscriptions or even lock the device until the ransom is paid.

Made In-App Purchases

With many free internet or mobile games it is possible to buy additional features, equipment,… to become faster, stronger… With the free version, progress is often very slow, so that the first payments are made very soon.

Made Sports bets

Online sports bets often promise various bonuses for deposits. But then you have to play them often in order to be able to really pay them out. If you don’t play for a longer period of time, a monthly fee may be debited from your balance until the balance is 0.

Played in the online casino

Online platforms for casino games often lure with free play. As a rule, you win very often. Therefore, real money is used very quickly. Even then you gain some time until the software in the background puts an end to it.


Annex “4 corners”