Tips for Preventing Fraud

Here are some tips for protecting yourself against fraud:

  • Never give information such as credit card numbers over the phone unless you know who you are doing business with.
  • If you get a suspicious call asking for personal information, hang up and call a number you know that is genuine.
  • If you get an email saying your account has been frozen or a payment has been made in your name, do not follow any given link. Look up the real website and sign on there.
  • Exercise caution when opening email attachments.
  • Shred any unwanted documents, old credit cards, and credit card offers before you throw them out.
  • Regularly looking over bank statements will help you identify fraudulent charges.