What fraud is and how you can avoid it

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Definition of Fraud

Fraud is intentional deception for gain.

Types of Fraud

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

Retail/Auction Fraud: Buy something online but don't get it.

Work at Home: Pay for a kit or components for "easy" job at home.

How to Avoid Fraud

  • Do not reply to emails with personal information.
  • Research institutions; Look at customer ratings.
  • If it looks too good to be true, it probably is. Don't click on it.