Recognizing and Avoiding Phishing Scams & More
Published March 19, 2020
Scammers are out there everywhere using phone calls, emails and text messages in order to try to trick you into giving them your personal information. Personal information such as passwords, account numbers, or Social Security numbers for example, have resulted in people losing millions of dollars. Don’t be a victim of these phishing scams.
Phishing is when a person receives emails, texts or phone calls that appear to be from a company or person you may know, when in fact, it’s a stranger trying to scam you. They want you to click on a link or provide personal information so they can steal your money, identity or access to your computer.
Phishing and scamming comes in all shapes and sizes – sometimes they claim you’ve won a prize, sometimes they claim you’ve exceeded email capacity, or perhaps they claim they’re from the IRS and you owe money on your taxes or pose as your local telecommunications company. Please be very careful. Please be aware.
Below is a very detailed and beneficial link from the Federal Trade Commission. We highly recommend you view this link, along with the suggestions found in the Avoiding Scams link below: