How to reduce the risk of online fraud

Online fraud can be annoying and costly for you and might pose serious risks to your computer. You can help reduce online fraud by learning to recognize scams and taking steps to avoid them.

Identity theft has been around for a while, but the cost to consumers has risen since criminals have gone online. Criminals who want to gain access to your online accounts use
phishing, hoaxes, or other scams to obtain personal information such as your name, social security number, account name, or password.