Fraudsters are using more and more elaborate and convincing tactics today that fool even the most skeptical consumers. They take advantage of people’s trusting natures, which is even easier to do online.
#NANAsays is a new campaign aimed at raising awareness of online fraud with millennials. The traditional assumption that seniors are most often victimized doesn’t hold true. The generation that grew up with the internet has become the largest group of people defrauded online.
The campaign plays on the unexpected, with fraud-aware Nana texting advice to her millennial grandchild.
It’s important to stay aware of the types of scams taking place, and to stay as vigilant online as you do in the real world.
These are the five main types of online fraud: