Online fraud (also known as Internet fraud), refers to schemes designed to swindle cash, personal information, or financial information from unsuspecting online consumers and investors. Online criminals are adept at creating fraudulent emails, offers and websites that look almost exactly the same as legitimate ones.
Typical online scams include phishing emails, online retail and auction schemes, work-at-home and get-rich-quick offers, and theft of financial information, such as credit card and debit card fraud.
Fortunately, there are a number of easy ways that you can protect yourself from becoming a victim of Internet fraud and prevent identity theft. If you know what to look for, you can protect yourself, your family members, and your bank account!