Other Common Types of Online Fraud

Merchants are affected by many types of fraud other than credit card fraud. This section doesn’t describe them all, but there are some types of fraud you should be especially aware of. You may be vulnerable to the following:

For more detail about any of the frauds listed above, see appendix 1 with more detailed information on common types of online fraud.

No matter what the scam is…
Don’t feel that you have to reply to every suspicious letter or email. In most cases there’s not much you can do by directly contacting a scammer. However, in some instances you may want to report the fraud attempt to the appropriate authorities.