New AARP-sponsored report shows the most common ruses adopted by scammers
by Katherine Skiba, AARP, October 11, 2021
Identity fraud is easy money for criminals, but there are four steps you can take to protect yourself and your money:
- Ignore requests for an urgent form of payment, such as using a gift card or making a wire transfer.
- Protect your passwords and log-in information.
- Do not communicate with strangers about confidential or sensitive financial matters.
- Verify everything you’re told to determine if a supposed problem truly requires your attention.