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How to Avoid Frauds & Scams

There are numerous scams presented daily to consumers so you must always exercise caution when it comes to your personal and financial information. The following tips may help prevent you from becoming a fraud victim.

  • Be on guard against fraudulent checks, cashier’s checks, money orders, or electronic fund transfers sent to you with requests for you to wire back part of the money
  • Be wary of unsolicited offers that require you to act fast
  • Check your security settings on social network sites. Make sure they block out people who you don’t want seeing your page