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sneaky! | don’t let evil doers trick you into providing them your personal information

9/16/2022
Whether by text, email or mail evil doers are reaching out to consumer like us, hoping they catch us in a weak moment so we respond to one of their bogus requests for our personal information. Don’t become a victim. Check out the tips below!
  1. If it seems too good to be true, it probably is. Don’t respond via text, email or any other form of communication. 
  2. Be suspicious of messages requesting you to “act fast.” 
  3. Don’t trust links or open attachments.
  4. Be suspicious of counterfeit checks. If you aren’t sure, stop in at your local Service 1st office and talk to one of our team members.
  5. Be wary, especially in cases where there is a “problem” or “prize” referenced. 
  6. Never trust someone who is asking you to pay with a gift card or money transfer service. 
  7. Never deposit a check, especially one you weren’t anticipating or one for more than you anticipated.  And do not agree to send excess money from that check back to the evil doer.
  8. Scammers like to pretend they are someone or an organization you know and trust. Don’t respond to calls for action within messages, rather call that person or company from a number you typically use.
  9. Stop. Slow down and talk to someone you trust or call Service 1st at 800.562.6049 if you suspect you may be a victim of identity theft. 
  10. Stay savvy! There are some great resources to help you stay up-to-date about the latest efforts of evil doers. 
Check out this short video to learn why it's important to report fraudulent activity. 
 
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