There are variety of different scams that if you aren’t careful you can fall victim to.
Examples of scams include:
Tech support scams - Scammers remotely log into your computer to “fix” something only to steal personal information
Telephone Scams/Grandparent Scams - The caller claims to be from the IRS, Social Security Admin, Police or even a grandchild/child of the victim and demands money to avoid jail time or in need of bail money.
Phishing Emails/Lottery Scams – Emails containing links to fake sites that steal your personal information or demand a fee before collecting your lottery winnings.
Online Dating Scams – Scammers create fake users on dating sites which match with potential victims to convince them to send large amounts of money because of “true love” scenarios.
Call us immediately if you believe you are the victim of a scam.
Hang up the phone immediately if you believe the call is a scam.
Have your computer regularly scanned for viruses and malware with reputable software.
If you have any doubts about the call, hang up and call back the person/business directly to verify its legitimacy.
Allow anyone remote access to your computer
Click on links in e-mails or use phone numbers inside pop-ups or e-mails.
Send gift cards as a form of payment for a “service”. No legitimate company wants gift cards as payment.
Give personal information out to anyone over the phone or e-mail.