And how you could be next

What is it?

Fraud is intentional deception for gain and can come in many ways from phishing to work at home advertisements. Phishing is a fake email or message asking for your personal information. Phishing can be hard to detect because the emails are able to look like something safe, such as an email from the bank, but it is not. Work at home advertisements can tempt you into giving out your personal information by saying things like "earn hard cash fast with this easy-to-do job at home!"

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How to avoid it

The best ways to avoid fraud are to never respond to emails with your personal information, and do research. Search for the company or item, and look at customer reviews. Another great way to not become a victim of fraud is to become informed of all kinds of fraud, and to be careful!