Contest/ Need Help Fraud

Defintion

Fraud-

• the crime of using dishonest methods to take something valuable from another person

Contest/Need Help Fraud-

• the crime of using a "winner of contest" or "need help" pop up/ad in order to take something from someone else

Examples

An example of contest fraud is a pop up saying "Congratulations! You have Won!".


An example of need help fraud is an ad that describes a natural disaster and asks for a donation.

Prevention

You can prevent these two types of fraud by not clicking on the ad or pop up. Do not give out your information.

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Summary

• Don't click on ads, they are most likely fake

• Use common sense

• Keep your information private