The Internet offers a global marketplace for consumers and businesses. But crooks also recognize the potentials of cyberspace. The same scams that have been conducted by mail and phone can now be found on the World Wide Web and in email, and new cyberscams are emerging. It's sometimes hard to tell the difference between reputable online sellers and criminals who use the Internet to rob people. You can protect yourself by learning how to recognize the danger signs of fraud.
Steps to minimize risk
To help protect yourself against debit card fraud, follow these steps. Be sure to review your account information online every day to confirm that your transactions are correct.
What you need to know about data breaches
Learn how the financial services industry protects consumers. Cyber Security for Small Business An online training video offered by the Small Business Administration.
FBI Provides Holiday Online Shopping Safety Tips The FBI issued a series of reminders and tips for online shoppers to avoid becoming victims during the holiday season, including:
Avoid Scams, Secure Your Computer, Protect Kids Online
Phishing and Identity Theft
Identify Theft Site (FTC)
Fraud Prevention For Consumers (MasterCard)
This Federal Trade Commission website is a one-stop national resource to learn about the crime of identity theft. It provides detailed information to help you deter, detect, and defend against identity theft.
Protect yourself by learning to recognize e-mail fraud and identify unauthorized purchases.
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