January 21 2019
A scam alert
Happy New Year everyone!
Hi there! It’s Donna and thank you for allowing me to come into your inbox.
Today, I’d like to introduce you to my scam alert.
A scam alert
You have been chosen
This is one of the more common scams going around these days and if you are not careful or paying attention you can be easily taken in.
More often than not you receive a phone call telling you that you have been chosen for a phone survey.
I would say; ignore this phone call and hang up as quickly as you can.
More often than not it is with an airline or well known cruise line company and if you choose to indulge this call in quick time you’ll be asked for your credit card details and banking details
Along with some personal preferences.
What could happen if you choose to go along with this phone call?
If you choose to divulge these then look out!
They’ll be used against you to hack your account.
Remember! These calls could be in the form of either a recording or a live person.
Some important points to keep in mind:
You need to remember that scams come in the following formats:
As emails, as phone calls both recorded and via a live caller, and o yes! It can even show up at your door and in your mailbox.
And now they are targeting us through texts being sent to our cell phones.
Before giving you the latest scams making the rounds; we have some do nots to share with you.
Do not respond to emails that look strange to you.
Do not download attachments from unknown senders.
Do not share your username and password to your online banking and any other online payments facilities with anyone.
Do not give out any banking or personal details on the phone to unknown callers.
Do not pay any attention to threats from automated phone recordings or from live persons with regard to your credit card or that you owe money to any revenue agency.
Do not entertain any offers either via email or by phone from senders and callers offering incredible service packages as they may pertain to cable and tv services, prizes that you have won, or any sort of any type of service package.
Do not answer the door to unknown callers.
Take extra caution to make sure that the details of your credit cards and debit cards are fully protected when you make payments at restaurants or at stores, pharmacies, and elsewhere.
Do not enter your password for Facebook or Twitter in response to a text request on your cell phone.
The same if you are asked for your Apple ID.
Do not fall prey to a text message telling you that your banking details have been compromised online.
That’s it from me for this week.
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Have yourselves a great day and see you next week.