With more and more information online, it is easy to accumulate a lot of information about individuals just by using a search engine. Scammers use online information to build profiles of victims and then use different scams to try to defraud victims, particularly the elderly and vulnerable populations. But even the most savvy can become a victim to a sophisticated scheme.
In order to assist consumers, the FTC issued a brochure today to assist consumers with protecting themselves from fraud. It is not rocket science, but a good reminder of ways to protect yourself from the ever changing landscape of criminals trying to make an easy buck, including through digital means.
Take some time over the long weekend to read the brochure. It is a quick, but good reminder of the vigilance we all need to use to protect ourselves from those who are trying to steal our identity and our money every day.
The brochure can be accessed here.
Happy Labor Day weekend!