Protect yourself from the bad guys by knowing the common red flags that a fraudster is trying to steal your information:
They Contact You Unexpectedly
Most scams start with contact that you weren’t expecting, via phone, text message, email, website, or social media.
They Call from a Local Number
Technology makes it very easy for scammers to fake caller ID information. If someone calls asking for money or personal information, hang up! If you think the call was legitimate, call the business or the person with the phone number you know is genuine.
They Ask You to Pay Upfront for a Promise
Scammers promise easy money, big bargains, big prizes, or even a relationship, however they ask you to pay fees or taxes up front. As good as the deal may sound, ask yourself – is it too good to be true?