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Warning Signs of Fraud/Came in the Mail Today

09 Nov

This is from the post office. What are the warning signs that you are a victim of fraud?

-sounds too good to be true

-they want you to act immediately

-guarantees you success

-promises you high rates of return

-buyer want you to overpay you for an item

-doesn’t apopear to be from a real business

-doesn’t feel right

Also, don’t click links in e-mail, just type them in your browser.

Remember your bank will not e-mail you or call you about your account number.

Always check out a company with the Better Business Bureau.

Foreign lotteries are illegal.

Check your bank statements for charges.

Order a copy of each of your credit statements for the national credit bureaus once  a year.

www.annualcreditreport.com

Report online fraud to:

www.ftc.gov/complaint

Shred all important documents, credit card statements,etc.

If you get something suspecious in the mail that began on the Internet, telephone, or in person you can report it to:

www.postalinspectors.uspis.gov or call 1.977.876.2455

If you want to learn more about fraud  go to:

www.deliveringtrust.com

 

www.ftc.gov/complaint  (The Federal Trade Commission) or call 1.877.FTD.HELP

 

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