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A symposium entitled: internet fraud

Today on (Jan 2, 2023) in the presence of the head of departments and lecturer a symposium entitled (internet fraud ), was presented by (Mr. Hariwan Subhi Khorsheed) from the business administration department, Where it has been explained about Internet fraud takes a number of forms with the responsible individuals changing tactics rapidly to avoid detection. The perpetrators rely on telemarketing, and emails, as well as presenting themselves personally to unsuspecting people. The evolution of internet marketing as well as e-commerce and the ease of connectivity create increasing opportunities for fraudsters while at the same time placing more unsuspecting internet users at risk of falling prey to these schemes. There exists a thriving economy online with large sums of money changing hands online. It is therefore important for any internet user to easily identify when they are exposed to internet fraud schemes and as such avoid being a victim. International students and  teachers  need  to  ensure  that they conduct research prior to investing online or carry-ing out any other transactions (Dinew, 2006). Every day new methods  to  defraud  people  are being devised  and this  simply  places  people at  a  risk  of  falling  prey  to online fraud schemes. Knowing when one is a victim is an  important  step  if  the  culprits  are  to  be  caught. Logging in  to online accounts  regularly, subscribing to notifications of account activity,  as well as regularly changing passwords is important to ensure fraudsters do not access information one owns. If one discovers that bank statements show deductions they are not aware of, then they might be possible victims of bank fraud. International students are likely to fall prey, especially to auctions as they are used  to  making  purchases  from shops so the  thrill  of  buying items online can be overwhelming.  Enlightening  them  of  the  possible  loss  of money  online  is  an  important  step  to  bringing  them closer to avoiding fraud (Frank & Paul, 2011), At the end of the symposium, a set of questions and answers were raised on this subject