Fraud

Phishing/Smishing, Retail/Auction, and Work at Home

Phishing/Smishing, Retail/Auction, and Work at Home

Fraud, intentional deception for personal gain, can come in many different forms, but the most common are phishing/smishing, retail/auction, and work at home. Phishing/smishing is a fake email or message to get someone to provide personal information. Retail/auction happens when you buy something online, but it never actually arrives. Finally, work at home is a site or link which advertises how you can get a lot of money working at home. What will happen though, is it will ask you for personal information, which someone will then use to steal your identity.


How You Can Avoid

You can avoid these tactics by not replying to emails that ask for personal information, and learning more about fraud