Hello everyone and we at the business = desk are=20 introducing a new feature to help you become more aware of those nasty = scams=20 making the rounds.
This is going to be a weekly feature = and we hope=20 that you take advantage of our info as it will help you to stay out of = the way=20 of scams and scammers!
It’s all about scam alerts!
You need to remember that scams come = in the=20 following formats:
As emails, as phone calls both = recorded and via=20 a live caller, and o yes! It can even show up at your door and in = your=20 mailbox.
Before giving you the latest scams = making the=20 rounds; we have some do nots to share with you.
Do not respond to emails that look = strange to=20 you.
Do not download attachments from = unknown=20 senders.
Do not share your username and = password to your=20 online banking and any other online payments facilities with = anyone.
Do not give out any banking or = personal details=20 on the phone to unknown callers.
Do not pay any attention to threats = from=20 automated phone recordings or from live persons with regard to your = credit card=20 or that you owe money to any revenue agency.
Do not entertain any offers either via = email or=20 by phone from senders and callers offering incredible service packages = as they=20 may pertain to cable and tv services, prizes that you have won, or any = sort of=20 any type of service package.
Do not answer the door to unknown = callers.
Take extra caution to make sure that = the details=20 of your credit cards and debit cards are fully protected when you make = payments=20 at restaurants or at stores, pharmacies, and elsewhere.
Scams of the week –
1. A phone call from a strange = sounding research=20 company asking you to participate in a survey.
Just hang up on this call.
2. An email from Apple telling you = that your=20 online account has been frozen and will be deleted in 24 hours.
This of course is a hoax as it is not = even=20 signed.
Until next = week.