It’s no big secret that online fraud and scams are running 24/7. Phishing schemes, identity theft, data breaches – all of these phrases have become somewhat commonplace in headlines and news recaps every evening, but did you really know the extent to which online fraud attempts really happen? A company called ThreatMetrix has compiled a pretty amazing real-time map that shows fraud attempts against the users they protect.
While the screenshot of the map below only shows the attempts against accounts that TreatMetrix monitors, there are certainly more attempts taken than what’s shown through the company’s data. For more information on how you can protect yourself from online scams and financial fraud, be sure to read through some of our other posts like 9 Ways to Protect Yourself from Internet Fraud and 5 Simple Ways to Protect Your Privacy Online. You can also find out how PaySAFE protects your finances when buying or selling online by visiting our homepage.