How to Protect Yourself Against Scammers
- Never provide personal information over the phone or internet if you did not initiate the conversation.
- Never click on a link provided in an email that's requesting login or sensitive information.
- Don't be intimidated by an email or caller that suggest dire consequences if you do not immediately provide or verify financial information.
- Always use strong and unique passwords and don't share this information.
- Enable multi-factor authentication in addition to your username and password.
- Keep your computer and device's software updated regularly.
- Use antivirus/anti-malware software on your computer.
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What To Do If You've Been Scammed?
- Contact your financial institution.
- Place fraud alerts on your credit files by notifying one of the three major credit bureaus: TransUnion, Equifax, Experian
- Monitor your credit and account statements closely.
- If you've lost money, file a police report.
- Visit the Federal Trade Commission website to report identity theft and begin a recovery plan.