Intentional deception for gain
What fraud looks like...
Phishing and Smishing fraud- phishing is fake emails to try to get you to provide personal/account information. smishing is fake text messages to try and get to to provide personal/account information.
Retail/Auction fraud- when someone buys something online but they never get it. they just take your money and account info and sent you a brick inside a box when you bought a lap top.
Working at home fraud- when someone offers you a job that you can do at home and get your account info and then never pays you but sends you a book to teach you how to rip-off others like what happened to you.
How to avoid being a victim of fraud...
- not giving away/relying to emails with your personal information
- researching institutions, know more about the sites you are buying things from
- if its to good to be true, then its probably fraud
Fraud happens everyday!
Don't be one of those people!
Fraud ruins lives!
Don't let fraud ruin yours!
Fraud happens to good people!
Share with your friends and family how to steer clear of fraud and it won't happen to you!
don't get your identity stolen because you want to buy a new pair of shoes!
Andy Coleman for info