Online fraud is often referred to as "internet fraud" or "scam". This type of fraud appears in multiple forms, such as email spam. The penalty for using or making counterfeit postal money orders is ten to twenty years in jail in the United States. The scammers often pretend to be the representatives of charitable organizations and seek your help for the victims of natural disasters, terrorist attacks, regional conflicts or epidemics. If you are the victim of an online scam, it is important that you submit the report to the Australian Cybercrime Online Reporting Network (ACORN) as early as possible. Reports made to this network are forwards to police or intelligence agencies for possible investigation.
Jason Adler, the Customer Success Manager of Semalt, focuses on the types of online frauds with the aim to help you protect yourself from the attacks.
The most common types of online frauds are Internet banking fraud, scams, identity theft, and shopping and auction site fraud.