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Tips on how NOT to get scammed

Post  Nan Nantucket on Thu Aug 20, 2009 6:53 pm

Found these on the Net. Simple, but good reminders:

• Prevent theft by having income automatically deposited in an account and paying bills by electronic transfer. This prevents theft of the check from the senior's mailbox as well as the potential for robbery after cashing a check. In addition, the senior knows that the money IS in his checking account on a given day without making a trip in inclement weather.

• Don't carry a Social Security card in your wallet — this information, in the wrong hands, can open the door to identity theft.

• If something sounds too good to be true, it probably is. Don't let someone force a quick decision. A good reply is, "I first want to consult my adviser."

• Give your bank account or Social Security numbers only when you initiate a call; banks and the government already have this information and would not need you to give it to them. In addition, these entities do not typically contact clients by telephone.

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