The Korea Consumer Agency (President: Young-seen Kim, www.kca.go.kr) held the 2012 ¡®Fraud Prevention Month¡¯ Webtoon Contest in April and selected 20 prize-winning works to post them on the KCA¡¯s blog and e-Consumer Library.
£ªNote: The ICPEN Fraud Prevention Month (FPM) is an annual, month-long education campaign that aims to inform consumers about fraud and to raise awareness of misleading or fraudulent business practices through a series of events and activities. FPM is typically in March to coincide with World Consumer Rights¡¯ Day, but FPM activities may take place at other times of the year. FPM provides an umbrella theme to bring ICPEN members and non-members together to educate consumers and raise fraud awareness worldwide. (Source: ICPEN Website at https://icpen.org/)
Since 2006, the Agency took an active part in the international campaign. And, celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, the KCA held the competition to convert accumulated campaign cases to a webtoon format for better online promotion.
Three webtoonists shared the first prize including ¡®White Paper for Employment Scam Prevention (by Jae-hyun Sim) focusing on employment scam by pyramid company, ¡®Scam Damage Type and Ways to Prevent Damage (by Young-soo Seok) about health food sales scam and voice phishing targeting senior citizens, and ¡®Scam Breakthrough Quiz Show (by Jong-yoon Seok) about tips to prevent damages from transaction of used items online, free-of-charge service offer, and mobile phone sales scam.
The prize-winning webtoon works shall be translated to English and shared with the ASEAN and ICPEN member nations and others.
£ªNote: Please see the award-winning webtoon list given below.