Avoid Online Fraud!
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How to Guard Against Internet Thieves and Electronic Scams
Don’t Be Lured By “Phishers”!
Do not answer e-mail requests from any person or company to confirm or update
information, especially requests that ask for Social Security numbers, passwords
or account numbers. Legitimate companies don’t contact their customers via
e-mail and ask them to confirm or update information, or threaten to deactivate
your account for failing to do it.Do not use hyperlinks in e-mails. Use your
browser to connect to the official website. The phisher’s e-mail links are often
hard to distinguish from the real site.If you have given a phisher your
personal financial information, contact the financial institutions you have
accounts with. Place a fraud alert on your files at the three credit bureaus.
Contact the Federal Trade Commission at 1-877-438-4338 or the FBI’s Internet
Fraud Complaint Center at the FBI
complaint centerTo avoid getting caught by an
online scam, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) offers this guidance: