Scams – The Warning Signs

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Every day people throughout the country are falling victim to a scam of one kind or another. These scams come in different forms: letters, email, telephone calls, and text messages.

It could be an unexpected prize drawing or lottery win or a chance to invest in an exciting new money making program. Promotions of this kind are a dishonest attempt to part you from your money.

If YOU are approached and offered something that seems too good to be true ask yourself these questions:

  • Was the offer unsolicited?
  • Did the offer come from overseas?
  • Does it look too good to be true?
  • Do I have to respond “at once”—what’s the rush?
  • Do I have to give my bank or credit card information?
  • Do I have to provide my social security number or date of birth?
  • Am I asked to keep it confidential?
  • Can I afford to loose the money?

Use discretion whenever you are asked to give out personal information or pay a fee for a “FREE” product or service. If it involves a financial matter, we will be happy to assist you if we can. Remember, it’s easier to prevent a problem before it occurs.