Fraud and scams
Unfortunately, the Internet provides a number of new ways for scammers to take advantage of people. Fraud on the Internet can be very damaging. Aside from cheating people out of their money, fraudulent tactics can be used to compromise security systems resulting in damage to investments or to a business' reputation. It's important that you know the tricks scammers use, so you can protect your business and your customers.
Many or all of the traditional scams, such as identity theft or wire fraud, can be replicated on the Internet. Be aware of the following new scams that can also be present on the Web.
- Email fraud and other scams
Protect your business from online scams and fraud.
Find out more about the fraudulent impersonation of legitimate websites, called “spoofing”.
- Social engineering
Learn how you can protect yourself from hackers.
- Electronic payment fraud
Protect your online business from electronic payment fraud.
It's important to understand all of these threats and to remember that a healthy dose of skepticism can go a long way towards protecting your business. Be cautious when sharing sensitive information, verify important details with business contacts, and if something seems too good to be true, trust your instincts.
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