FRAUD!

....INTENTIONAL DECEPTION FOR GAIN....

DIFFERENT TYPES OF FRAUD

1. Phishing & Smishing - fake email or message to get personal account information



2. Retail/Auction - when you buy something online and never receive it.


3. Work at Home - pay for a kit or components for an "easy" job from home.

HERE ARE A FEW EXAMPLES...

1. You order a new laptop online and in a few weeks you receive a box, but instead of a computer it has a brick in its place.



2. You receive an email from an email address that claims they are with the PayPal company services and ask for your account information to make sure it is up to date, but instead they are really a fake person just trying to steal your identity.

AVOIDING FRAUD

1. Do not reply to personal information emails


2. Research institutions and look at customer ratings

3. If it looks too good to be true, than it probably is