Caller ID lets you know who’s calling before you answer your phone. At least it used to. Scammers can now perpetrate fraud using Voice-over-Internet-Protocol (VoIP) technology and your 10-digit telephone number. Unlike other scams, spoofing can fool even the most tech-savvy consumer, which is one reason it’s so scary. Here are five more ways spoofing makes the fraudulent activity harder to detect and what you can do about it.
Avoid relying on caller ID to verify a caller’s true identity. Even if you receive a call from a company you usually do business with, take these steps to protect yourself before providing or confirming personal or financial data over the phone:
Additional tips to help minimize your risk:
Prince George’s Community Federal Credit Union is committed to helping members keep their financial information secure. Please join us for ID Protection Day this September.
When: Saturday, September 21st (9 am to noon or until trucks reach capacity)
Where: Largo Plaza Shopping Center (on rt. 214 facing Lowe’s and Target)
10500 Campus Way South, Largo, MD 20774
It’s estimated that nearly 60 million Americans fell victim to identity theft in just the last year alone. And, the numbers are rising. Join us for ID Protection Day to begin taking steps to help safeguard you and your family. Bring up to 3 boxes of your personal information, account statements, legal documents to be shredded for free. Plus, bring the kids for face painting and a free Fingerprinting kit!
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