Con artists cheat Americans out of billions of dollars every year. Recognizing red flags for potential scams can help protect you, your loved ones, and your hard earned cash.
Phishing is when scammers pretend to be someone that they aren’t to gather sensitive information or access to a person’s funds through a credit card or bank account. Phishing can take many forms, including emails, texts, and even fake websites. Often, you’ll get an email or text informing you that there’s been a problem with your account or offering you a great deal from a company you know and trust.
Do not click on these links or enter your information. Navigate to a separate browser or even use a different device to go to the official website and review your account or check out the offer. Do not enter any of your information into a pop up or when prompted by an email.
Learn more about threatening impersonations, scams targeting seniors, and malware/ransomware right here.
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