Fraud

What it is and how to avoid it

What is Fraud?

It is when a person scams you using technology for their own advantage.


What Fraud looks like

Phishing/Smishing: A fake email/text trying to con you in for personal information.

Retail: Buying something over the internet but end up not getting anything.

Work at home: Pay for a kit that is supposed to give you a "care-free" job at home.


How can you avoid being a victim of fraud?

Avoiding fraud is easier then you may think. You should never give out your personal information to anyone or anything. Do not reply to emails that ask for your personal information. Research the company that is asking for your information. This will help make sure if they are a real company or not. And if it looks too good to be true, then it probably is fraud.