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If it’s Too Good to be True… It Probably Is!

Posted by Tiffany DeGarmo, VP Risk Management & Compliance on Mar 26, 2015 4:05:06 PM

Have you received a congratulations email on winning the lottery?  Or maybe one is claiming that your long-lost relative in a foreign land needs help getting back to the United States?  How about a phone call from a ‘bill collector’ or a letter in the mail notifying you of a balance owing that must be paid or the police will be at your door?  There are multiple ways this communication can be sent and received, but a common theme amongst them all is they want you to send them something – money!  Maybe not right off the bat, but eventually these scammers will either gain your trust or scare you into giving them enough personal identifying information to do real damage.

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Topics: fraud protection


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