Fraud can happen to anybody, anywhere.
With social media, internet ads and spam emails this chance has statistically increased dramatically for you!
Key to these frauds is social engineering in which it manipulates you to give up confidential information
or to transfer money to the criminal's bank account. The idea behind social engineering is to take advantage of
your natural tendencies and emotional reactions. To prevent being a victim keep in mind 3 basic things:
- Identify the person you're dealing with. Be demanding!
- Verify the person's claim. Don't settle for less.
- Authenticate all information! Remember criminals are good actors.