Detecting identity fraud
|It’s an easy step to forget, but always remember to keep your personal information safe and secure.|
Here are some useful tips to help you identify email phishing, fake websites, and telephone scams. Seriously, it’s important to stay in the know. Now more than ever, scammers are intentionally impersonating trusted brands to try and trick unsuspecting consumers.
1)They ask you for upfront “handling/processing/
2)Sends messages from a non-company email address (e.g. Gmail, Hotmail, etc.).
3)Messages contain typos, errors, or poor grammar.
These days there are a number of scams out there such as fake websites, email phishing, and telephone scams. Criminals try and lure you into giving out personal information or to get money from you illegally. These scammers intentionally impersonate trusted brands like to appear authentic, making it easier to trick unsuspecting consumers. They may even use logos and official-sounding email addresses or draw you to a website that appears legit.
To help you identify a potential scam, here’s some examples of what NOT do:
- Ask you to provide money to us up front or pay a “handling/processing/application” fee in order to get a loan
- Send messages from a non-company email address (e.g. Gmail, Hotmail, etc.)
- Place money into your bank account and subsequently ask you to send the money back to us
- Ask you to pay us in virtual currency, such as Bitcoin, or with pre-paid gifts cards