Fraud is growing in frequency and sophistication every day. Identity thieves and other criminals are reaching across states and countries to fraudulently obtain personally identifiable information about individuals and businesses. Prevention methods carry the most impact in combating and reducing fraud.
Types of Fraud
Although the Internet is a growing channel for fraudulent activity (online fraud), offline fraud remains the greatest threat. The most common types of offline fraud include credit card fraud, phone solicitations, print fraud, check scams and mail fraud. Identity theft is one of the most common results of online or offline fraud.
General Fraud Prevention
Following general fraud prevention best practices will reduce the chance of identity thieves and other criminals from obtaining personal information.
Online, Computer, Email & Mobile Security
Advancements in technology have provided access and efficiencies to make everyone’s lives easier. However, taking the time to set up the proper computer, email and mobile security methods prevents and deters incidents of fraud and security breakdowns.
International scam artists use clever schemes to defraud millions of people across the globe each year. They use phone, email, postal mail and the internet to trick victims into sending money or giving out personal information.
Computer Fraud Victim
If someone finds they are a victim of fraud or identity theft, it is important they take action immediately to minimize the damage to their credit and assets.