Tips To Prevent Consumer Fraud

Mar 22, 2012

Here are some important tips to prevent fraud:

  1. Don’t wire money to someone you don’t really know. Once it’s gone, you can’t get it back.
  2. Don’t respond to any emails, phone calls, text messages, or advertisements that ask for any personal or financial information. Protect your social security card and your social security number.
  3. Don’t play any foreign lotteries or respond to any letters that arrive from a country outside the United States. It is a Federal Crime to participate in any foreign lottery.
  4. Don’t deposit a check from someone you don’t know.
  5. Don’t wire any money you receive in excess of your asking price if you are selling a product on the internet or privately. These types of Cashiers Checks are always fake.
  6. Review your bills and all financial statements regularly and carefully.
  7. Research ALL offers, products, investments, ads, charities, and companies thoroughly before you participate in anything. And remember, ALL businesses and investments must be registered with the State.