What is Internet Fraud?

Internet fraud is the use of internet services to defraud victims or to otherwise take advantage of them. Such schemes have led to the loss of millions of dollars each year from victims and continue to plague internet users in various forms.

It usually involves a criminal or group of criminals attempting to trick or scam a target using the Internet, leading to the person who is being tricked sending money to the criminals. Internet fraud can take place using internet applications such as chat rooms, e-mail, message boards, or simple web sites. Advertisements that pop up on the internet have a big risk of being scams.

Types of Internet Fraud

Types of internet fraud include but are not limited to;

  • Stolen credit/debit card.
  • Emails.
  • Lotteries.
  • Fake Auctions.
  • Fake Websites.