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Don't Get Scammed!

Phishing attacks can often take advantage of current events and certain times of the year

  • Natural disasters (hurricane Sandy, tornadoes, tsunamis)
  • Epidemic and health scares (H1N1)
  • Major political elections
  • Holidays

How to avoid being a victim

  • Be suspicious of unsolicited phone calls, personal visits, email messages, text messages asking for donations or personal information
  • Never give your credit card or other personal information to someone or an organization you don't know
    - If you want to make a donation be sure to research the organization to make sure they are legitimate
  • Beware of sound alike names
    - Fake charities will try and mimic the legitimate organization

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