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Donít get scammed!

My trusted associate, I have 20 million dollars in an off shore account, but I need your help to access it and will compensate you handsomely for your trouble. I simply need to wire these funds to your bank account for a short time...

How many of us have gotten e-mails like this at one time or another? Donít fall for this Internet phishing scam.

Protect yourself

Phishing Scams Ė scammers will call, send e-mails or even text messages to obtain your personal and banking information. They will pose as banks, government agencies, phone companies and more.

  • Never send account numbers via text or e-mail
  • Do not click on unsolicited attachments, and delete suspicious emails
  • Do not give personal, banking or credit card information over the phone, unless you made the phone call and are positive the phone number is the correct one
  • Lastly do not enter banking or credit card information into a website that you are not sure is genuine. Always look for https:// in the URL to ensure that you are on a secure site.

Credit Card Scams Ė scammers will try to obtain your credit card information in various ways; including stealing your card, installing spyware, card skimming devices on ATMís or even impersonating bank representatives.

  • Donít let anyone borrow your debit/credit card and never give anyone your PIN.
  • Make sure that you have anti-virus software on your computer and that it is up to date.
  • Donít use places without secure Internet connections like libraries and coffee houses when doing online banking.
  • Always check your monthly statements and report discrepancies immediately.

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