Fraud

By Tori Waltz

Definition

To Intentionally deceive for personal benefit.
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What it "looks" like

Fraud is common among computer users but there are more common occurrences than others.

Phishing & Smishing

-Fake email or message attempting to get personal information from the user.

Retail/Auction Fraud

-Purchase something online and do not receive it.

Work at Home

-Paying for components for an "easy", stay at home job.

Ways to avoid fraud

- DO NOT reply to emails or messages seeking for personal information.

- Research institutions that you are not familiar with.

- Fraud tends to be too good to be true. USE COMMON SENSE!