Contest/Need Help Fraud

By: Miguel Morales

Fake Contest

What is a contest fraud? A contest fraud is when a sign pops up that says you have win a prize click here to claim. People use this so they can trick you into handing over personal information.
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How Not To Be Tricked

The easiest way of not getting tricked into handing over your personal information is just simply not clicking on the pop-up

Need Help Fraud

Another popular type of fraud is the " I need help fraud." That is when people trick you into giving them money by pretending that they need help.

How Not to be Tricked

The way of avoiding this type of fraud is not clicking on the link that comes with the pop up ad.