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Be ready. Be aware. Tips
Avoid common scams with these tips.
Did you sign your credit card?
Sign new credit cards received through the mail immediately—before someone else does.Financial Fraud
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
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
Can you identify a suspicious package?
Excessive postage and an unknown return address are signs of potentially suspicious mail.Suspicious Mail
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