Phishing scams are attempts by scammers to trick you into giving out your personal information such as your bank account numbers, passwords and credit card numbers.
Dating and romance scams often take place through online dating websites, but scammers may also use social media or email to make contact. They have even been known to telephone their victims as a first introduction. These scams are also known as ‘cat fishing
Scammers contact their victims online and gain their trust by building fake relationships. After they have established trust, scammers ask their victims for money for various travel expenses, fees or other emergency expenses. If you’ll be looking for love online, remain alert for signs that the other party in your relationship may not be who they say they are. Remember, you should never send money to someone you have not met in person
Identity theft is a type of fraud that involves using someone else's identity to steal money or gain other benefits.
Scammers use websites or online classifieds to advertise items, such as mobile phones, event tickets, visa waiver, game codes and cars, that don’t exist. Be careful when sending money in response to an online advertisement.
Thieves pose as authentic companies and lure victims into paying fees in anticipation of receiving something of greater value, like a loan, credit card, grant, and investment or inheritance money. The victim sends money to the scammer using a money transfer service, but then receives nothing in return. These loans, credit cards, grants, investments or inheritance sums never actually existed. And once the scammers get the first money they will keep asking for more and more at the ends, they are never heard from again.
Protect yourself from fraud: