Common Tactics Used by Callers Committing Fraud
- They call or text from numbers that look familiar
- They play on your emotions
- They swear you to secrecy
- They need the money immediately
What You Need to Know
- Caller ID can be faked
- Always talk to someone to verify what was told to you
- If you believe you have responded to a scam, file a complaint with the FTC 1-877-FTC HELP or online at ftc.gov/complaint
How to Protect Yourself
Be alert for phone and email scams from individuals that could be impersonating a loved one. Providing gift card numbers over the phone should not be a method of providing funds. Once the numbers are provided, the funds are gone. ALWAYS validate that the loved one is in trouble.
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