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!
- If it seems too good to be true, it probably is. Don’t respond via text, email or any other form of communication.
- Be suspicious of messages requesting you to “act fast.”
- Don’t trust links or open attachments.
- 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.
- Be wary, especially in cases where there is a “problem” or “prize” referenced.
- Never trust someone who is asking you to pay with a gift card or money transfer service.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Stay savvy! There are some great resources to help you stay up-to-date about the latest efforts of evil doers.
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