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How To Guide For: A Look At Some Precautions To Take To Protect Yourself From Identity Theft & S

When checking your emails you may notice emails from unrecognized email addresses and sometimes these email addresses that you don't recognize will ask you to verify or confirm financial or personal information over the web and will tell you it's urgent. These emails are scams and these same scammers may even try phishing you over the phone and somehow try to get you to divulge personal information. Scammers will even try defrauding you after you use an ATM. If these scammers can't get you to give them your personal and financial information they will then take it to the next level and threaten you with really scary stuff like saying a warrant is out for your arrest, your accounts are being frozen as we speak, your credit cards are declined and whatever else they can come up with to frighten and scare you into giving them all of your information. There are precautions that you can take to protect yourself from identity theft and scammers like for starters always make sure when placing a transaction online that the site you are using is secure meaning the site has a URL which starts with "https:". If the "s" is missing then you should immediately get off the site. Never ever click on links from unknown senders telling you to download an attachment. These are just some precautions to take to protect yourself from identity theft and scammers. To learn more click on the pictures below to read the articles.

10 Things You Can Do to Avoid Fraud - Read More from Federal Trade Commission
Identity Theft & Credit Card Fraud – How to Protect Yourself - Read More from The Wall Street Journal

3 Ways Scammers Find You - Read More from U.S. News & World Report
How to protect yourself from the latest scams - Read More from Consumer Reports
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