Lottery Scam Lottery Scam Types Fake Ticket Pay taxes up front
Mystery Shopper Scam You may receive a letter from a company asking you to be a mystery shopper for them. They will send you a “very real looking check” in varying amounts—up to $4,995. They will ask you to fill out an acceptance form and send it back to them with your personal information. They want you to call them before you cash the check. Once you cash the check, they want you to wire transfer some of the money back.
Charity Scam Phone Door to Door Outside of Stores
Electronic Scams Telephone Scams Fraudulent Area Codes (809, 284, 876) Voice Mail Fraud (“push 1”) Calling Card Fraud – know your carrier Switching long distance companies Cellular phone “cloning”
Other Phone Scams Missed Jury Duty Didn’t pay for ticket –red light cameras Do not give information over the phone They should have the information
Electronic Scams continued Internet Fraud Financial Same Scams – updated technology Know who and how you provide information Fraudulent sites Pop up ads Links to other sites
E-mail Scams Types Hide Foreign Money Win Foreign Lottery Clues Always grammatical errors Of all the e-mails in the world – how did they pick yours?? Story really does not make sense
Avoiding Scams Take time to think and ask: “Why is this person doing this?” “What is in it for them?” “Does this really make sense?” Get a second opinion Check Internet Snopes.com Call the Police
Identity Theft Obtained through Theft Cons and Scams Electronic Means Review Credit History often Protect your information
ATM Fraud Protect your card Protect your PIN Skimmers and cameras Review your bank statements
Property Protection Purse Theft Watch Purse Put in vehicle 1st Do not carry everything you own with you Carry purse to avoid targeting Burglary to Vehicles Keep items out of view Locker Theft Only bring what you need Use locks and lockers
Summary If it is to good to be true it is Eliminate Opportunity SLOW DOWN and THINKCALL THE POLICE !!!!
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