Undoubtedly, the internet, Smartphones and the digital age generally have brought amazing benefits to so many people. Yet they have also brought cyber-thieves, unscrupulous people who thrive on taking advantage of security lapses and stealing money, passwords and secrets. It’s a hot topic and one well worth being able to talk about and explain!
In this Podcast, you will learn:
(i) To raise concerns about a suspicious WeChat message
(ii) How to talk about security in cyber space
Two colleagues are discussing a suspicious message:
(zài bàn gōng shì)
(at the office)
Āi, xiǎo Zhāng, zǎo shàng wǒ péng you gěi wǒ fā lái yī tiáo wēi xìn, shuō tā xiàn zài yù shang má fan, xiàng wǒ jiè qián, bǎ zhàng hù hào mǎ dōu fā guò lái le. Wǒ jué de zhè tè bié bù xiàng shì wǒ zhè péng yǒu de kǒu qì ai.
Zhang, my friend sent me a WeChat message. He said he is in some trouble now and wants to borrow money from me. He even sent me the account number. I think that this doesn’t sound like him at all.
Nǐ méi gěi tā zhuǎn qián ba?
You didn’t transfer him the money, right?
Hái méi you.
Qiān wàn bié zhuǎn! Nǐ péng yǒu de wēi xìn hào kě néng bèi dào le, zhè jí yǒu kě néng shì piàn zi fā de qī zhà xìn xī!
Don’t transfer it! Your friend’s WeChat account has probably been hacked. This is most likely a fraud message from a cyber-thief. I received once before. Now there are a lot of cyber-thieves around. Be vigilant!
Chinese words and phrases mentioned in this Podcast:
遇上：meet, come across
借钱：borrow/ lend money
口气：tone; a breath; something someone implies
千万别：absolutely don’t do something
被盗：got stolen, got hacked
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