Fraud

by Eric Fisher

identity theft

Use strong passwords


password protect your financial account

phishing

don't open emails from unknown people


be wary of generic looking emails

job

if you have to pay to get the job


if you need to give credit card information

investment

research the company first


be wary of unsolicited offers

tax

don't share personal information on social media


keep personal information in a secure location

spam

enable filters on email program


report spam

hacking

use many character passwords, and use number and capital letters


use a password manager

browser hacking

anti virus


be cautious when downloading software from the internet

malware

delete emails you believe are spam


avoid "get rich quick" offers

charity fraud

asks for cash donations, or for you to wire money


won't provide proof that a contribution is tax deductible