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By  Chazzster  |  22

It used to be that thieves and robbers would steal from you in person. Now they mostly do it via emails and phone calls.

(1) If it sounds too good to be true, it’s a scam.

(2) Nobody is giving away huge sums of money or prizes to contests that you never entered.

(3) The FBI, justice department, or other law enforcement never contacts you by email - They show up at your door with guns on their hips.

(4) Don’t click on any links people send you - Some of them can corrupt your computer and enable others to take control of your computer and gain enough information to steal your identity.

(5) In your email, click on the sender’s name. Scammers use free email addresses from Google and other places that look nothing like a normal email address. Microsoft is not going to use a gmail email address. If the email looks suspicious just move it to your spam folder and then delete it.

(6) If the phone rings and you don’t recognize the name or number, don’t answer it. Let it go to voicemail. Most robocallers don’t even bother leaving a message. All the calls you get about your car warranty expiring are a scam. They would collect your money and never pay a cent if you need it.

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By  Chazzster  |  22

It used to be that thieves and robbers would steal from you in person. Now they mostly do it via emails and phone calls.

(1) If it sounds too good to be true, it’s a scam.

(2) Nobody is giving away huge sums of money or prizes to contests that you never entered.

(3) The FBI, justice department, or other law enforcement never contacts you by email - They show up at your door with guns on their hips.

(4) Don’t click on any links people send you - Some of them can corrupt your computer and enable others to take control of your computer and gain enough information to steal your identity.

(5) In your email, click on the sender’s name. Scammers use free email addresses from Google and other places that look nothing like a normal email address. Microsoft is not going to use a gmail email address. If the email looks suspicious just move it to your spam folder and then delete it.

(6) If the phone rings and you don’t recognize the name or number, don’t answer it. Let it go to voicemail. Most robocallers don’t even bother leaving a message. All the calls you get about your car warranty expiring are a scam. They would collect your money and never pay a cent if you need it.

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  Chazzster  |  22

If contacted by someone supposedly from your credit card company or bank - Only call the number printed on your credit or ATM card itself, never the number the caller left.