Steps you can take to avoid communication scams.
Phone scams, like spoofing, where a caller disguises their identity or appears as another caller ID, are a growing problem. In fact, 56 million Americans lost nearly $19.7 billion from phone scams in 2020. Here are a few steps you can take to make sure you don’t fall victim.
Be aware that scammers want to play on an emotional response, like fear or even compassion. They may ask you to donate to a phony or illegitimate charity, try to sell you fraudulent health insurance or devices, claim to be collecting for the IRS, claim suspicious activity on your social security or financial accounts, or even threaten your arrest for unpaid fines or infractions.
Be sure to protect yourself by remembering these things.
The key to not getting scammed is to be aware of the indicators. Take the steps listed here to make sure you don’t become the next victim of a scam.
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