Online financial fraud is a growing threat. According to a survey carried out jointly by B2B International and Kaspersky Lab, 43% of respondents globally experienced, in a 12-month period, an attack targeted specifically at financial information. Even more worrying is the fact that 44% of the people who lost money through online banking fraud were unable to recover it all.

In line with this, Kaspersky Lab has created a new interactive project called the one dollar lesson that guides users through common online banking threats that can occur and shows us how to protect our money in each instance.

This interactive web-project offers three training modules. Each follows the virtual journey of a one dollar payment as it travels through the endless online space towards its destination, a bank server, facing obstacles such as phishing, Trojans and man-in-the-middle attacks, among others. The threats are illustrated vividly to us, to help us understand what these are, but then in each module, so are the “heroes” identified that can help the dollar to reach its destination safely.

Kaspersky Lab is offering two lucky readers the chance to win a one year Kaspersky Total Security — multi-device box product, valued at R599.99, for taking part in this One Dollar lesson competition. Kaspersky Total Security – multi-device delivers ultimate security for computers and mobiles phones, protecting your privacy, finances, identity, photos, files and your children – on your PC, Mac and Android devices – and is the perfect solution you need to avoid being a victim of online fraud!

To stand a chance to win this product, the readers will need to complete the one dollar lesson training modules and answer these three questions below to enter into a draw to possibly win.

Competition closes 10th July. Usual T&Cs apply

Adam is the Editorial Director at htxt media. He has been writing about technology for almost two full decades now. In a previous life, he was the editor of PC Format and Digital Camera Shopper in the UK, before going on to work as a freelance journalist for seven years. His work has appeared in or on Stuff, The Guardian, Linux Format, TechRadar,, PC Gamer, Green Futures, The Journalist, The Ecologist and The Review. Adam moved to South Africa in 2012 and loves 3D printers, MakerFairs and tech hubs. He hates seafood. None of his friends remember this when cooking.