Phone Scams

Phone scammers will try to convince you to buy a product or service that you didn’t plan on purchasing. Scammers may also pressure you to divulge personal information, such as credit card numbers or social security numbers.

 

    Spot the Scam:

    • You've been specially selected for an offer

    • You'll get a free bonus if you buy the product

    • You've won a prize or the lottery

    • You have to make up your mind right away or the offer expires

    Stop the Scam:

    • Do not give out your credit card information to someone calling over the phone.
    • Sign up for the state “Do Not Call” registry as well as the national one to limit telemarketers from reaching you.
    • Do not give into the pressure to make a decision immediately.
    • Monitor incoming calls. Do not pick up unknown numbers or random calls.
    • If you do pick up and learn it is a scam call, do not engage. Just hang-up.

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