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Fraud Types

Auction Fraud
Internet auction fraud occurs in several ways, but the most common is the failure to deliver the purchased item.

Counterfeit Payments Fraud
The latest scam to hit American consumers involves counterfeit financial instruments.

Financial Fraud
Financial fraud is any non-violent offense that is committed by or against an individual or corporation and which results in a financial loss.

Identity Fraud
In what many are calling America's fastest growing type of robbery, crooks use your name, social security number or that blank, pre-approved credit application you tossed out.

Online Advertising Fraud
The growth of the online advertising industry has attracted the attention of cyber criminals who seek to defraud advertisers by infecting unsuspecting consumers' computers and using them to generate fake ad clicks. Beware of the following ways in which you, or your computer, may be victimized and used as a pawn in these fraud schemes.

Pharmacy Fraud
Online Pharmacy Fraud incorporates numerous crimes and potentially dangerous health considerations.

Software Piracy
Software piracy is the unauthorized copying or distribution of copyrighted software. This can be done by copying, downloading, sharing, selling or installing multiple copies onto personal or work computers.

Sweepstakes/Lottery Fraud
Thousands of American consumers receive sweepstakes promotions but if you have to pay to play or pay to receive your "winnings" the promotion is a scam.

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