Last week, we discussed 5 types of scams to look out for during the holiday season and how to avoid them. This week we will discuss more ways to keep yourself safe and what to do if you think you’ve bee scammed.
How to Verify Who You’re Sending Money To:
Perpetrators know how to make their scams look legitimate. They’ll adapt common things, such as local area codes or email addresses, to look recognizable enough to trick people into thinking they’re legitimate.
If you’re ever unsure of who might be contacting you, or where you’re sending money to, use these resources to verify the business or charity, or cross-check it with other scams:
Realizing you’ve fallen victim to a scam can be overwhelming. You might experience feelings of guilt or shame for falling into the scammer’s trap. What’s most important, though, is you take action quickly to remedy the situation.
(Partially Reprinted from forbes.com)
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