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1:00 AM 14th November 2023

Poems For Fraud Awareness Week: I Surfed Cautious as a Cloud

For International Fraud Awareness Week we are publishing poems every day this week as a timely opportunity to consider fast, effective techniques of raising public awareness of the digital world.

Experts at harnessed AI technology to create scam-aware adaptations of classic poems to raise cyber-security awareness.

They partnered with James Roy, the Technical Director at Brainworks Neurotherapy, to delve into the significance of rhyming for learning.

According to James Roy, Technical Director at Brainworks Neurotherapy: “Rhyming serves as a cognitive tool with a remarkable impact on memory, engaging the brain's intricate processes.”

Image by vicky gharat from Pixabay
Image by vicky gharat from Pixabay
I Surfed Cautious as a Cloud (inspired by William Wordsworth's "I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud")

Objective of the poem: The poem urges vigilance in the digital space, highlighting the need to recognize and dodge phishing threats while promoting awareness for secure online navigation.

“I surfed cautious as a cloud,
Amid the web, with cyber dangers shroud.
When all at once, a phishing email I found,
With fraudsters' tricks, their schemes unbound.
Beside the email, lies and deceit,
I spotted red flags, in my inbox's heat.
They tried to lure me, with tempting gain,
But I knew better, I felt no pain.

For I had learned the ways to stay secure,
In the digital world, where dangers occur.
With vigilance sharp and wisdom's grace,
I won't be caught in a fraudster's embrace.

So, surf wisely through the virtual crowd,
Aware of scams that speak too loud.
With fraud-awareness as my guide,
I'll navigate the web with stride.

The poems were commissioned by