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Fraud Prevention Tips

Don't give out financial information

Never reveal sensitive financial information to a person or business you don’t know, whether they reach out to you via phone, text or email. Scammers will sometimes email or call you, claiming to be from a retailer, financial institution or government agency. They may say your account has been compromised or needs to be updated. More often than not, these crooks are trying to trick you into giving them your credit card number, Social Security number or other financial information.

This common scam is known as phishing. Remember, your bank or credit card company will never contact you and ask for your personal information. If you receive a suspicious call or email and are concerned about your account, call the credit card company or bank directly to check on your account status.