3/14/2023 - Learn How to Spot, Avoid and Report Scams
Be cautious of any contact supposedly from a government agency telling you about a problem you don’t recognize.
Real government officials will NEVER:
- threaten arrest or legal action against you unless you immediately send money
- promise to increase your benefits or resolve a problem if you pay a fee or move your money into a protected account
- require payment with gift cards, prepaid debit cards, wire transfer, Internet currency, or by mailing cash
- try to gain your trust by providing fake documentation, false evidence, or the name of a real government official