Downsides to Digital Communication

FRAUD

Types of Fraud

Phishing & Smishing - fake e-mails, messages, etc. that trick you into giving personal information


Retail/Auction Fraud - fake products online; buying something and not receiving it

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What it looks like

E-mail from unknown: "You've won a free laptop! Reply back your address, zip code, and phone number to receive your free laptop!"


New product! cheapcutethings is selling: brand-new shining diamond ring with real gold! Only $24.99!!!

How to avoid it

Don't reply to e-mails from unknown numbers & messages asking for personal information.


Always read product reviews and customer ratings.


Looks too good to be true? Learn more about fraud.