Tis The Season To Be Frauded, Fa La La La La La La La La…


Tis the season to be frauded, fa la la la la, la la la la!  (I’m not sure “frauded” is a real word, but I needed something with two syllables to make that line work.)  Anyway, scams are everywhere this time of year, and we have a list of ways to help prevent you from being a victim!

The National Fraud Center has released its Top 10 List of ways to keep from becoming a victim of consumer fraud.

  1. Never leave your card, receipts or carbons behind after a transaction.
  2. At an ATM be sure to shield others from seeing what you punch in.
  3. Be very wary of requests for you to disclose your Social Security Number.
  4. Never carry your Personal identification number in your wallet.
  5. Limit the number of credit cards you carry with you (NONE is a good number).
  6. Never give your account numbers to anyone calling you on the phone.
  7. Keep a list of all account numbers somewhere at home so you can refer to them if your wallet or purse is stolen.
  8. Never use your birth date, telephone number or other obvious number for your PIN.
  9. Do not place any bill payments in your mailbox for pickup instead go to the post office.
  10. Never allow anyone to put your store account number on a check used to make a purchase.

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