12.1 How to recognize fraud 

In this section:


Cartoon shows someone someone getting a letter saying he’s won a lottery.

The first step in protecting yourself against fraud is knowing what fraud is and how to recognize various types of fraud.

In this section, you will learn:

  • what the most common frauds and scams are, and how they work
  • how to spot the warning signs that an offer or a communication may be fraudulent.

You'll view examples of different types of fraud and practise your skills in spotting and resisting them. By the time you finish this section, you'll be aware of the risks and better able to protect yourself and your family from financial loss due to fraud.

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