Did you know that March is Fraud Prevention Month? Fraud can happen to anyone. Here are some Éducaloi tools and resources to help you every step of the way.
Learning how to identify fraud
Have you heard the saying, “Money is the root of all evil”? Well, tricking someone out of their money is certainly at the root of most fraud. Read our article about financial fraud for tips on recognizing potential scams. While the article is aimed at seniors in particular, these tips can be useful to anyone, no matter their age.
Still want to know more? We also have a longer guide on how to protect your money from financial fraud and abuse.
Also, did you know that fraud isn’t just committed by strangers? Someone can defraud people they know, including their loved ones.
Taking steps to protect yourself online
Digital technology has led to a lot of changes, including how we communicate and how we buy things. Modern scammers take advantage of this to try and trick more people every day.
Online marketplaces make it easier for people to buy and sell new and used items directly. But like with most online spaces, people can use these platforms to commit fraud. Our article about buying or selling online explains some ways you can protect yourself.
Phishing is another common way to commit online fraud. We have a legal news item for you to check out if you’ve ever received a suspicious email.
Taking action if you’ve been the victim of fraud
You can report fraud. In some cases, you may be able to get reimbursed.
For example, if you believe a financial professional has defrauded you, you can file a complaint against them and ask for financial compensation. Read our guide on remedies and useful resources for financial fraud to learn more.
Finally, did you know that companies can be accused of a crime like fraud or sued in civil court? It’s true!