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3 Simple Rules to Stop Scammers
With more than six million fraud emails sent every day, it can be hard to tell what’s real from what isn’t. The good news is that you can take steps to protect yourself. Start with the basics — our quick and easy list of the top three things to keep in mind when receiving an email or call that’s supposedly from a business you trust.
See any missSpelinngs?
Delete and report.
Look for poor grammar and incorrect spelling in the address box, subject and email text.
URL look phishy?
Don’t take the bait.
The URL should be going where you'd expect – for example, DesertFinancial.com
Are you a lucky winner?
Is the IRS after you?
Ignore or report voice mail threats.
Requesting your login?
Don’t give scammers a free pass(word).
Need your PIN to verify?
Stick a pin in that request.
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