Recognize: What to watch for...
Be suspicous if a callers states that you've won money, a prize, or a free gift.
You must pay for processing, shipping and/or taxes on your "free gift".
You must wire funds, send money, or gift cards.
Caller states you have a warrant out for your arrest and must pay "NOW".
React: How to protect yourself...
Do: Set up account alerts and/or credit monitoring.
Do: Learn about common financial exploitation schemes and ploys.
Do Not: Send money or give out personal information.
Do Not: Respond to, or pay up front for, an offer, threat, or request, that you do not understand.
Report: What to do if you think you may be a victim of fraud.
Do not give out personal information.
Call you r bank and/or credit card company if you suspect fraud.
Report suspicious activity to the police.
Call the fraud department of the credit reporting agencies.
Report to the Federal Trade Commission-(877) 438-4338 www.ftc.gov
For more information on imposter scams please visit https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/features/scam-alerts