Fraud Alert Map

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.

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2 comments

  1. […] For more information about how you can protect against online fraud and scams, see our posts about the five most common internet scams, how to avoid online auction scams, and see the latest on an online fraud alert map. […]

  2. […] While there may not be a 100% foolproof method to keep your passwords out of the hands of hackers, the six tips above can ensure that you’re on the right path to keeping your personal and financial information safe. For more information about how you can protect your information online, see our posts on smart tips for your smart phone, protecting your finances online, and a fraud alert map. […]

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