Fraud awareness

Types of fraud

While the Internet offers us unrivalled access to information, today's digital age also makes it easier to engage in fraudulent activities. From fake posts on social networks to phishing for financial account passwords, crooks have found countless ways to steal money.

Scammers use every possible means to get in touch with their victims: telephone, post, e-mail or the Internet.

They gain your trust and, once they've lured you into their trap, they take your money and disappear. The scenarios they use to deceive you are constantly changing.

But you can protect yourself, your friends and your loved ones by familiarising yourself with the most common types of fraud.

Types of scams

Advance fee/prepayment scam

Scam based on an emergency situation

Social networking scams

Fake antivirus scam

Recruitment scam


Counterfeit cheque scam

Grandparent scam

Identity theft

Immigration scam

Online shopping scams

Lottery scam

Easy money-making scam

Military scam

Mystery shopper scam

Overpayment scam


Sentimental fraud

Rental property fraud

Charity scam


Telemarketing scam


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