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Avoid common scams with these tips.
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
Did you sign your credit card?
Sign new credit cards received through the mail immediately—before someone else does.Financial 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
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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