Downsides to Digital Communication
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
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.