And How You Can Avoid It

What Is Fraud?

Fraud is deceiving in order to obtain something. Fraud occurs everywhere and everyday, and can happen at any time, and if you are not careful with your information and where you put it, it can cause drastic damage to your life.

There are may examples of fraud and how it occurs, and how people get you to give them your information, as well as how people attract consumers.

Hang Up On Fraud

Many People receive calls from telemarketers, in attempt to get your information. Don't fall for these calls! Ways to tell that the call is a scam is when they mention money first, when they try to get your credit card number, or even your checks routing number.

Job Scams

Some people are desperate for work, and will do anything for a job. That's why these scammers make up jobs to reel in people. A way to catch these scams is by looking at the information they want, if you need to make some sort of payment to acquire the job, it's a scam.

Online Reviews And Recommendations

We all do it, we look at the reviews to see whether or not a product, or a place, or something, is worth the cost. But the truth behind the matter is that some reviews are fake. Some places pay bloggers or reviewers to give them excellent reviews. Some companies even give people some free items in return for good reviews.

You Are Here: Consumer Education At The Mall

Advertisements are everywhere. And we fall for them. Advertisements are created to catch the eye of the consumer. Scammers can use these advertisements in order to reel people in.

Sharing Information: A Day In Your Life

Most of us have social media today, and because of this we all freely give up our information out into the world. This causes some obvious problems, allowing people to track our information down easily and commit fraud.