Internet Fraud

Internet fraud refers to any type of fraud scheme that uses one or more online services such as chat rooms, email, message boards, or Web sites.

Examples:

In some cases, fictitious merchants advertise goods online for very low prices and never deliver. However, that type of fraud is minuscule compared to criminals using stolen credit card information to buy goods and services. View a list of many types of Internet Fraud...

Stay Safe:

Consider all offers with skepticism. Contact the company by phone to verify anything that looks questionable.

Additional Resources:

Email and web scams: How to help protect yourself
Tips from Microsoft Safety and Security Center.

Internet Fraud
Tips to protect yourself and your family from various forms of Internet fraud from the FBI.

Avoiding Scams
Tips from OnGuard Online.