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Be ready. Be aware. Tips
Avoid common scams with these tips.
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 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
Do you talk to someone on the phone every day?
Feeling socially isolated can make you more susceptible to scams.Older Americans
Did you sign your credit card?
Sign new credit cards received through the mail immediately—before someone else does.Financial 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
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