Being cautious about fraud schemes can help keep you and your finances safe. To help you uncover fraud, here are a few common scams occurring today.
Romance scam: Criminals pose as interested romantic partners on social media or dating websites.
Tech support scam: Criminals claim to be technology support representatives and offer to fix non-existent computer issues.
Grandparent scam: Frauds pose as a relative – usually a child or grandchild – claiming to be in immediate financial need.
Home repair scam: Scammers appear in person and charge homeowners in advance for home improvements.
Investment scam: Criminals offer unsuitable investments, fraudulent offerings, and unrecognized products.
Uncover Fraud with These Scam Protection Tips
- Search online for the contact information and the proposed offer.
- Resist pressure to act quickly. Scammers create a sense of urgency to produce fear and need for immediate action.
- Be cautious of unsolicited phone calls, mailings, and door-to-door service offers.
- Never provide any personally-identifiable information or wire money to unknown or unverified people or businesses.
- Ensure all computer anti-virus and security software are up to date.
- If victimized, take precautions to protect your identity and monitor your accounts for suspicious activity.
Source: Arizona Bank & Trust
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