Fraud

Intentional deception for gain

Examples

Phishing & Smishing: Fake email or message to get someone to provide personal/account information.


Retail/Auction Fraud: When you buy something online, but you never get it.


Work at Home: Pay for kit or components for “easy” job from home. Sort of like retail/ auction fraud and phishing and smishing combined.

How to avoid

Don't reply to emails with personal information. Even if they say they're someone you know (e.g your bank) , just don't do it.


Research the sellers before you buy anything from them. Look at reviews.


If it looks too good to be true, it probably isn't.