Contest/ Need Help Fraud
by: Tillie Mintz, Mckinna Lee, Maya Levine, & Piper Moeller
Wrongful or criminal deception intended to result in financial or personal gain.
Contest and Need Help Fraud
When someone has announced that you have won something or that a person needs something with the intention of gaining personal information or money.
Fraud Text Message
You may receive a text like this one saying you have won money.
Need Help Email
You may receive emails regarding someone needing help or money.
When entering a contest your information can be stolen.
How to Prevent Fraud
-Never click on links that are unrecognizable.
-Only look for URls with https at the beginning of the link and not http.
-Don't respond to unknown texts.
-Don't give out personal information to website you don't recognize.
Don't give out any information to people or websites that aren't recognizable. You could be putting your money and personal information at risk.