Follow and share these tips to protect yourself and your loved ones.
Consult with a friend
Ask someone you trust for advice before making any large purchase or financial decision.
Review financial statements
Go over credit card and bank statements to ensure that only authorized purchases are listed.
Register for Do Not Call
Register for the Do Not Call list and only pick up the phone if you personally know the caller.
Never pay for a prize
Remember that no legitimate lottery will ask for money to claim your prize.
Avoid free seminars
Avoid free lunch or free dinner seminars where investment schemes and other phony offers are frequently promoted.
Don't return unknown calls
Be aware that people who have been scammed are at higher risk of being targeted again. Even just returning a scammer’s phone call can put you at risk, as scammers often sell the personal contact information of respondents to other scammers.
A strong connection to the community can help prevent fraud.
Report a crime
Are you a victim or have you witnessed a mail-related crime? Alert Postal Inspectors to the problem and prevent others from being victimized.Report Now