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Be ready. Be aware. Tips
Avoid common scams with these tips.
Can you identify a suspicious package?
Excessive postage and an unknown return address are signs of potentially suspicious mail.Suspicious Mail
Did you sign your credit card?
Sign new credit cards received through the mail immediately—before someone else does.Financial Fraud
Were you asked to send money?
Legitimate lotteries will never ask you to send money in order to claim a prize. If it sounds too good to be true, it’s probably a scam.Mail Fraud
Do you pick up your mail every day?
Never leave mail in your mailbox overnight, especially if you’re expecting checks or credit cards.Mail & Package Theft
Do you respond to spam or unsolicited emails?
Unwanted emails—or emails from unknown senders—could be an attempt to “phish” for your private information and steal your identity.Cybercrime
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