Security: It Comes With the Stamp®
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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
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
Is your child safe?
Know who communicates with your child online and monitor their computer usage.Child Safety
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
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