Minimize Your Risk
We’ve put together some resources and information to help guard yourself against fraudsters trying to get ahold of your personal, confidential, and financial information.
Check out these tips and advice to find out what you should keep an eye out for and what to do if you believe your information or account has been compromised.
Common Types of Fraud
Crooks will pose as government employees to scare and trick people into giving them personal information and money. Often done with threats and by demanding immediate payment to avoid legal action.
Fraudsters trying to solicit funds from you or pass on a fake check will send you a rebate or refund check for a few dollars, but cashing or depositing the check could result in you being unknowingly entered into a legally binding contract for a product or service that’ll end up costing you.
Romance & Employment Scams
Criminals pretending to be a potential employer or love interest attempting to take advantage of you. Scammers create fake online dating profiles and job postings to lure victims into giving them money or providing personal information.
Scammers will attempt to obtain personal information under false pretenses through emails, text messages, or phone calls. Phishing scams may use threatening language or offer enticing prizes to convince the reader to act. Emails often contain links to download malware that can compromise your devices.