Each year scam artists and identity thieves steal billions of dollars from unsuspecting consumers. These criminals use the phone, email, text messaging, postal mail and the internet to steal your information or trick you into handing over your money.
Learn how to recognize common scams, take action if you think you are a victim of fraud and learn what you can do to protect your finances from fraud.
- Monitor your financial accounts regularly for fraudulent activity.
- A text alert warning of suspicious activity on your card will NEVER include a link to be clicked.
- Never open unexpected attachments.
- Don’t give control of your computer to an unauthorized third party.
- Delete suspicious messages, even if you know the source.
- Don’t give the caller your financial or other personal information.
- Don’t trust a name or number.
- Create strong passwords.
- Don’t respond to spam e-mails.
- Download with caution.
- Don’t visit suspicious websites or follow links to sources you don’t trust.
- Keep your computer current by updating antivirus software, antispyware, operating system, and system patches.
- Don’t share your personal information with sources you don’t trust, especially pop-ups.
- Have different passwords for work related and non-work related accounts.
- When you’re not using your computer, turn it off.
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