Common Types of Cyber Fraud
Know cyber fraud when you see it. Help protect yourself by learning to recognize these common types of cyber fraud.
Fake bank email messages requesting your personal information.
What You Can Do: Never send account information over email. Do not click on links or reply to a suspicious email. Delete the email immediately.
Smishing (SMS Phishing)
Fake bank text messages directing you to a phone number or website that requests your personal information.
What You Can Do: Never respond to a text message with personal information. Do not click on links or call numbers from a suspicious text. Delete the text immediately.
Malicious software (ex. viruses, spyware, trojans) designed to steal your personal information.
What You Can Do: Never download a file or attachment unless you know what it is and who sent it. Update your anti-virus software to protect your computer from malware threats.
If a password is reused and a cybercriminal gains access to one account (ex. email, bank website login), it may lead to access to other accounts.