The most common fraud takes place using credit cards.
An Internet fraud (online scam) is the use of Internet services or software with Internet access to defraud victims or to otherwise take advantage of them; for example, by stealing personal information, which can even lead to identity theft.
A very common form of Internet fraud is the distribution of rogue security software.
Internet services can be used to present fraudulent solicitations to prospective victims, to conduct fraudulent transactions, or to transmit the proceeds of fraud to financial institutions or to others connected with the scheme.
Research suggests that online scams can happen through social engineering Purchase fraud occurs when a criminal approaches a merchant and proposes a business transaction, and then uses fraudulent means such as a stolen or fake credit card to pay for it. Merchants who accept credit cards may receive a chargeback for the transaction and in the process, lose money.
tryin out online dating, many girls giv me a link to their personal website that asks for my credit card info to verify my age,is this a scam or is it legit?
Im asking because ive come across so many to the point where im wondering if its actually legit,they all say free n none say they charge,seems legit Mostly a Scam they do have some legit online dating sites like E harmony and a few others.Never fall for the ones that are asking for credit card to verify your age they will charge your credit card.But do your homework first and make sure the person that you are looking for lives in your town or close to never fall for the ones that say they are in another state mostly scams and fakes.An example of a fraudulent purchase transaction: From: XXXXXX XXXXXX [[email protected]] Sent: Saturday, October 1, 2005 AM Subject: International order enquiry Goodday Sales, This is XXXXXX XXXXXXX and I will like to place an order for some products in your store, But before I proceed with listing my requirements, I will like to know if you accept credit card and can ship internationally to Lagos, Nigeria.Could you get back to me with your website so as to forward you the list of my requirements as soon as possible.Regards, Chris Onyekachi Avecon Limited Inc 6540 Ne 18th Ave Apt 303 Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33334-5154 United States Thanks for the prompt response, the price of the car is okay by me, I am ready to buying it now for Birthday gift for my Dad and i am at sea at the moment as i am a marine engineer and due to the nature of my work, phone calls making and visiting of website are restricted but i squeezed out time to check this advert and send you an email regarding it.