More Safety Tips 

  1. Don’t open suspicious emails.   
  2. Don’t click suspicious links or attachments.  
  3. Hang up on suspicious calls or robocalls.  
  4. Don’t give out your debit card information over the phone.
  5. Don’t give out your username or password over the phone. 
  6. Don’t give in to pressure to take immediate action. 
  7. Don’t say anything if a caller starts the call asking, “Can you hear me?” This is a common tactic for scammers to record you saying, “Yes.” Scammers record your “yes” response and use it as proof that you agreed to a purchase or credit card charge. 
  8. Don’t provide your credit card number, bank account information, or other personal information to a caller. 
  9. Hang up on suspicious phone calls. 
  10. Be cautious of caller ID. Scammers can change the phone number that shows up on your caller ID screen. This is called “spoofing.”
  11. Register your phone number with the National Do Not Call Registry. You may register online or by calling 1-888-382-1222. If you still receive telemarketing calls after registering, there’s a good chance that the calls are scams.
  12. Don’t send money if a caller tells you to wire money or pay with a prepaid debit card.
  13. Don’t give your bank account number to someone who calls you, even for verification purposes.
  14. To review more tips for protecting yourself against scams, visit the following USA.gov webpage: Common Scams and Fraud.
  15. Thank you for taking these steps to protect yourself.