Protect yourself from phone scams

Consumers can no longer trust phone numbers that appear on their caller IDs. We encourage you to read this article from Consumer Reports that details 4 popular phone scams and what to do to protect yourself and your loved ones. If you have elderly ones in your family, please consider reviewing this information with them as they are highly targeted in these types of scams.

Here are a few highlights:

  • There are 4 popular phone scams detailed in the article - review them to make yourself aware.

  • Know how to protect yourself! The government, local officials, and your credit union will never call you to ask for payment over the phone. The article lists 7 ways to protect yourself.

  • You cannot trust your Caller ID to properly verify who is calling. Be cautious.

  • Protect your social media accounts if you use them - as scammers can gather personal details from them which they use to try to add credibility during a call.

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