What is Fraud

Fraud is intentional deception on the internet for gain.

Phishing: Phishing is when someone sends out a fake email or message to someone to get them to give them personal or account information.

Retail/Auction fraud: Have you ever had those messages that say that you won a free trip or a cruise? That is retail fraud. Retail or auction fraud is when you buy something online but don't get it.

Work at Home
: When people send out emails saying, "Make a thousand dollars a week working at home!" That is fraud. It's not true and that doesn't happen.

How to avoid fraud

Avoiding fraud is pretty easy.

  1. Do not reply to emails with personal emails.
  2. Research the institutions that you are buying from, looking at. Look at the customer rating of these companies/products.
  3. If it looks to good to be true, then it is.

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