By: Jayden Houchin

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How to avoid fraud

Fraud means: Wrongful or criminal deception intended to result in financial or personal gain.

The different kinds of Frauds:

  1. Phishing & Smishing.
  2. Retail/ auction fraud.
  3. Work at home.
Mostly it is just people trying to get your personal information for example: You get an email saying that your Netflix didn't get payed but you swear you did. So you put it in again and send it to them, The problem now is that they have your informations. Also if you buy something and you never got it in the mail.

To AVIOD it you must:

  1. Be very suspicious about urgent requests about personal and financial information.
  2. Avoid filling out forms that need personal information.
  3. Don't click on links in emails.
  4. Regularly long onto online accounts and check banks.