intentional deception for gain

Types of Fraud

  1. Phishing & Smishing- fake email or message to get someone to provide personal/account information
  2. Retail/Auction Fraud-buy something online but don't get it
  3. Work at Home-pay for a kit or components for an "easy" job at home

Ways to Avoid Fraud

  • Don't reply to emails
  • Research institutions & customer ratings
  • If it looks to good to be true...learn more about fraud