Four Signs It’s A Scam
Are you able to spot the signs of a scam? Here are 4 sure signs you're dealing with a scammer.
1. Scammers CLAIM to be from an organization you know
Scammers often pretend to be contacting you on behalf of an entity you’re familiar with that sounds official, like your bank, the Social Security Administration, the IRS, or Medicare. Some pretend to be from a utility company, a tech company, or even a charity asking for donations. They use technology to change the phone number that appears on your caller ID. So, the name and number you see might not be real.
2. Scammers say there’s a PROBLEM or you’ve won a PRIZE
They might say you’re in trouble with the government. Or you owe money. Or someone in your family has an emergency. Or that there’s a virus on your computer. Some scammers say there’s a problem with one of your accounts and that you need to verify some information. Others will lie and say you won money in a lottery or sweepstakes but have to pay a fee to get it.