Digital Communication: Fraud
by Zach Wood
What is Fraud?
One of the downsides to digital communication is Fraud. Fraud comes in many forms but is most basically defined as intentional deception for gain.
Different Types of Fraud
The most prominent types of fraud are:
- Retail and Auction Fraud
- Phishing and Smishing
- Work at Home
How To Avoid Becoming a Victim of Fraud
- When buying Items online, make sure that the source you are buying from is credible and wont scam you. Use online retailers like amazon to make sure you buy from credible sources.
- When someone sends you an email or text message, possibly posing to be a bank or other organization, requiring personal info, do not sent it. If you are worried about it and think the message is legitimate, call the organization and see if the info is needed, and send it in a safer form of communication.
- If an offer in an email looks to good to be true, it probably is. Make sure you know that you are not being scammed before committing to anything online.