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Be ready. Be aware. Tips
Avoid common scams with these tips.
Do you feel pressured to "act now"?
High-pressure phrases like “This opportunity won’t last!” and “Contact us or face legal action.” are a hallmark of scammers.Mail Fraud
Can you identify a suspicious package?
Excessive postage and an unknown return address are signs of potentially suspicious mail.Suspicious Mail
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
Did you sign your credit card?
Sign new credit cards received through the mail immediately—before someone else does.Financial Fraud
Is your Social Security card in your wallet?
It’s dangerous to carry your Social Security card. A lost wallet could mean a lost identity.Identity Theft
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