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Avoiding Scammers

Published: July 17, 2023

If you receive an email for phone message from a company that you do business with still be cautious.  Scammers often pretend to be companies such as Amazon, Microsoft or other retailers.

Here’s how to keep your info safe from scammers:

  1. Check the email of the sender.  This will tip you off that the email is not coming from the actual business.  For example a recent email purporting to be an offer from Kohls was from “” not a Kohls address. 
  2. Don’t give your info to anyone who contacts you out of the blue. Honest organizations won’t call, email, or text to ask for your info, like your Social Security, bank account, or credit card numbers.
  3. Don’t click on any links. If you get an email or text from a company you know and do business with, contact them using a website you know is real. Or look up their phone number — but don’t call a number they gave you or the number from your caller ID.
  4. Update your security software. This will protect your computer and phone from security threats, which could expose your personal or financial info to scammers.