What is it?

What it means

Fraud: Wrongful deception that is meant to end with personal or financial gain.


There are people that send fake email or messages that say they are from your "bank" or something similar. They ask for your personal information then they pretend they are you to get things (identity theft). This is called "phishing and smishing"

There's also people that sell you things online but you receive an empty box. This would be retail/auction fraud.

How to Avoid

It's very easy to avoid these type of problems. Do not answer any messages or emails asking for personal information.