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2018-10-02 22:27:07
Protect Yourself From Wire Fraud



Wire fraud is so prevalent in today’s world, but it is widely avoidable just by doing a few simple things! One example of wire fraud is for the scammer to intercept the wiring instructions and change them, sending the funds to an account they set up, instead of the legitimate one. All you have to do to avoid sending funds to the wrong place is to always call and verify the email and the information in it with the person who sent it! That’s it! A scammer can only access your funds in this way if you send them to their fraudulent account. As long as you have the correct account numbers, that can’t happen.


Here are a few other examples of things scammers have done, that you should watch out for:


Real email address: email@FBI.com
Fake email address: email@FBl.com


The second email appears the same, but the 'i' is actually a lowercase 'L'.

Here's another example:


Real email address: email@mortgagecompany.com
Fake email address: email@rnortgagecompany.com


The second email appears legitimate, but though the 'm' is actually an 'r' next to an 'n'.


If you believe yourself to be the victim of a scam, or an attempted scam, please contact your local law enforcement agency and file a report. After reporting the fraud to local law enforcement. The best way to prevent this type of fraud is by educating one another and sharing information.



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