Contest and Needs Help Fraud
What it is and How to prevent it
Contest & Need Help Fraud
Contest fraud is a fake contest created to scam or rip someone off.
Need help fraud is a fake request for money or information claiming to need help.
-An email claiming that you've won money.
- A fake charity asking for money.
- A fake craigslist ad requesting help or work in exchange for money.
- A pop-up looking for your information in exchange for money.
How to prevent falling for it:
- With regards to contest fraud never give your information or money away to pop-ups or big money giveaways.
- For need help fraud, if you are thinking about helping, make sure to verify the sources.
- Be careful with your information and never wire money.
- If it seems strange, just don't click on it.