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.
- If you got a phishing email, forward it to the Anti-Phishing Working Group at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Report the phishing attack to the FTC website at ReportFraud.ftc.gov.
- Sign up for biweekly Watchdog Alerts from AARP's Fraud Watch Network. Click here to sign up.
- Report a Scam to the AARP Fraud Watch Network.
Read more in the Spring edition of the WREA News, coming to your mailbox soon.