By: Jessica Fullwood

What is fraud?

Fraud is wrongful or criminal deception intended to result in financial or personal gain.

What does it look like?

Fraud could look like:

  • fake emails or messages trying to get you to provide personal or account information
  • buying something on the internet and not receiving it

How to avoid fraud

  • don't reply to emails asking for personal or account information
  • look at retailer reviews and ratings so that you know what you're buying is legit