at the expense of you......

But wait, what is it?

The definition of fraud is the intentional deception for gain. Some examples of fraud on the computer today is called phishing. This is when someone sends you a fake email or message to get you to provide them with personal information. Usually the email says something like "you have won a million dollars" or "congratulations! sign up for your free trip to the Caribbean!" If you get an email or message with something that seems too good to be true, it is most likely someone phishing you. Another example of this is when you buy something online but you never actually get it. This is known as a retail or auction fraud. Do you want to pay for something and never actually get it?? One last example is kind of like the last one. It happens when you pay for a packet for an easy job at home. But in reality, you're paying for a fraud.

So, how can I not be decieved??

First off, don't respond to any emails with your personal information, especially if you are sending the email to a company or person you have never heard of before. Keep your personal information personal. Also, if you have never heard of something research it. If your not sure something is a fraud or not look at the customer ratings and find out if it looks like a reliable source. Lastly, as mentioned before, if it looks to good to be true, it is most likely a fraud and you need to look more into it.