Friday, February 4, 2022

Scam Alert

 From the WREA newsletter:


How Do I Protect Myself from the Scam Artists?

There are different ways in which a scam artist will try to engage you. 

  • One is by sending an email asking for help for a cause. 
  • They may even use a name that you are familiar with. 
  • Look at the email address. Is it one that you recognize? Does it match the name and organization of the sender?

If you got a phishing email or text message, report it. The information you give can help fight the scammers.

  1. If you got a phishing email, forward it to the Anti-Phishing Working Group at reportphishing@apwg.org.
  2. Report the phishing attack to the FTC website at ReportFraud.ftc.gov.
  3. Sign up for biweekly Watchdog Alerts from AARP's Fraud Watch Network. Click here to sign up.
  4. Report a Scam to the AARP Fraud Watch Network.

Read more in the Spring edition of the WREA News, coming to your mailbox soon.

 

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