FRAUD

WHAT IS FRAUD?

Fraud is intentional deception for gain.



Examples of FRAUD include:


PHISHING & SMISHING- when the criminal sends fake emails or message to get you to provide your personal or account information

RETAIL/AUCTION- when you buy something online, but never receive what you ordered

IDENTITY- when the criminal takes you personal information (name, social security number, etc.)

FINANCIAL- when the criminal obtains your credit card and/or bank information, or other access to your money

HOW TO AVOID FRAUD:

Do not reply to emails that ask for personal information.

Read customer ratings when ordering online.


Know who you are dealing with (who the seller is).

Do not send money to someone you don't know.

Learn about the tricks before you fall for one.


DO NOT TRY ANYTHING IF IT SEEMS TO GOOD TO BE TRUE! TRUST YOUR INSTINCT!