wrongful/criminal deception to get financial/personal gain

What does Fraud look like?

Fraud can come in many shapes and forms. a few examples would be...

  1. Credit/debt card fraud
  2. Ad fraud
  3. Identity fraud
  4. Telemarketing fraud
  5. Insurance fraud
  6. Healthcare fraud
  7. Benefit fraud

... and there are so many more

How to avoid becoming a victim of fraud?

  1. If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.
  2. Regularly check on your card history and your bank account for any abnormalities.
  3. Be suspicious of any emails with urgent requests for personal/financial info.
  4. Check up on a websites credibility through customer ratings and things.
  5. Ensure that your browser is up-to-date and security patches have been applied.
  6. Educate yourself about how frauds try to trap people, and how to stop them.