Listen to the recording on identity theft and read along with the conversation. Review the key vocabulary and the sample sentences.
Woman: Hey, Brandon. What are you doing?
Man: Oh, You’ll like this. It’s a new website that helps you improve your writing skills for free.
Woman: Really? Yeah. That’d be really helpful.
Man: Yeah and I’m signing up right now.
Woman: Wow. Let me see that.
Man: Yeah. It’s easy. You just enter your name, your birthday, your address, your bank information. [ What? ] Your credit card number.
Woman: Wait, wait, wait. [ What? ] I thought you said it was free.
Man: It IS free.
Woman: Then, why do they need your bank and your credit card information?
Man: Well, you know, it’s just, you know, just . . . just to check your identity or something like that. But it, but it’s all free. What?
Woman: [That] doesn’t sound free to me.
Man: Well, you don’t understand.
Woman: It sounds pretty fishy to me. How do you know that this is a trusted website. Look. That doesn’t look like a secure URL.
Man: Well, you don’t understand. Look. It says right here on their page. Right here: “Our goal is help you learn. Trusting us. We knows how to help you in 15 days or below.” What? What?
Woman: That’s terrible English. Who wrote this? What country are they in? You need to help THEM with their English. I mean, this is a sure sign that they’re trying to probably steal your personal information [No . . .] and your identity.
Man: No, no, no, and look. Here is a picture of some of their staff. And they look honest. Hey . . .
Woman: You are so gullible.
Man: Hey, hey. What are you doing?
Woman: I’m shutting down your computer. I can’t watch my own brother fall for a scam like this.
Man: Ah. You just don’t understand.