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Schemes

There are many different kinds of online fraud. And each day, the list grows even longer. From hijacking your browser or stealing passwords as you type them, keeping up on the latest thievery is the responsibility of all of us.

This section explains some of the most common types of online fraud, as well as ways you can help to protect yourself and your company.

Thieves can obtain your personal information in many ways, from online methods such as hacking and stealing online passwords to stealing your purse or wallet or intercepting your mail and financial statements or pulling them out of the trash. Use the links to the left to learn about ways thieves can steal your information, from counterfeiting checks to online "–ishing" scams.

The following link provides a multimedia presentation produced by the FDIC to help consumers protect themselves from identity theft.