4 Signs You Are Talking to a Scammer

4 Signs You Are Talking to a Scammer

Friday, December 29, 2023

Scammers are constantly altering their techniques in their mission to steal the personal and financial information of unsuspecting people. But the foundation of this fraudulent activity often stays the same. Below are some common signs of a scam from the Federal Trade Commission. Being able to recognize a scam as it’s happening is the key to keeping your sensitive information safe. Scammers pretend to be from an organization you know, including government agencies. They might use a real name FTC, IRS, Medicare or come up with a name that sounds official. They may say they’re from a familiar business like your bank or utility company. They change the information on your caller ID to make it appear like an official organization is contacting you. What to do: Hang up the phone. Then, look up ...

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