Scam Prevention

Whether sharing information online or on the phone, residents can benefit from these tips to help keep their personal information safe. We added new graphics about scams to the Help Center that you can download and post on Neighbors.

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Protect yourself from scams 

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Recognizing these common signs of a scam could help you avoid falling for one. To report a scam you can submit a claim with the Federal Trade Commission at www.reportfraud.ftc.gov"

(Source: Federal Trade Commission)


Common types of scams to look out for

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Scammers can be very convincing. They call, email, and send us text messages trying to get our money or our sensitive personal information — like our Social Security number or account numbers. And they're good at what they do.

You can check out what is going on in your state or metro area by visiting ftc.gov/exploredata."

(Source: Federal Trade Commission)


Protect yourself from fraud and scams

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"Criminals and con artists use many scams to target unsuspecting people who have access to money. Consumer scams happen on the phone, through the mail, e-mail, or over the internet. They can occur in person, at home, or at a business.

Apart from tips shown, you can put your number on the National Do Not Call Registry at www.donotcall.gov or call (888) 382-1222."

(Source: Consumer Financial Protection Bureau)


Warning signs of a possible scam

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"There are several signs that indicate you might be dealing with a scammer. Remember that if something doesn't seem right, you can always hang up or walk away. Scammers often want you to make a quick decision without thinking about it. Slow down, do your own research about the offer or consult with someone you trust. 

To report a scam you can submit a claim with the Federal Trade Commission at www.reportfraud.ftc.gov"

(Source: Consumer Financial Protection Bureau)

 

 

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