Phone scammers will try to convince you to buy a product or service that you didn’t plan on purchasing. Scammers will pressure consumers to divulge personal information, such as credit card numbers or social security numbers.
Email spoofing occurs when a scammer sends an email that appears to be from a legitimate email account, but the email address is actually forged.
Home Improvement Scams
Home improvement scams typically occur when an individual or individuals posing as home or yard company personnel solicit business from consumers, either through phone, email, or door-to-door. They may claim they were working in the area and have extra material. Often, the scammers will offer services at an unreasonably low price—but the homeowner has to decide on the spot.
Home refinancing scam
Thinking of refinancing your home? Watch out for scams!
IRS/ Fake-government entity scams
IRS or government scams involve a con artist impersonating a government official to get you to send them money
Scammers call pretending to be your loved one, pretending that your loved one is hurt or in trouble, or more terrifying, that your loved one has been kidnapped.
Scammers may pretend to represent your utility provider and claim that they will cut your electrical power, assess a fine, or even jail you unless they receive an immediate payment.
Scammers often try to take advantage of your generosity.