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During the coronavirus pandemic scammers are more frequently trying to take advantage of individuals through misinformation and scare tactics. They might get in touch by phone, email, postal mail, text, or social media. It’s easy to take basic steps to protect your money and your identity by not sharing personal information like your bank account number, Social Security number, or date of birth. However, it is also important to be able to recognize some of the most common ways scammers may try to take advantage of you. Below are compiled some of the most frequently encountered scams that victimize individuals. Take the basic steps listed below to avoid being taken advantage of by scammers and their tactics. If you feel you have already been victimized by a scam, such as the ones listed below, contact Berkshire and Burmeister today for further legal assistance.
Telephone scammers try to steal your money or personal information. Scams may come through phone calls from real people, robocalls, or text messages. Callers often make false promises, such as opportunities to buy products, invest your money, or receive free product trials. They may also offer you money through free grants and lotteries. Some scammers may call with threats of jail or lawsuits if you don’t pay them. Remember these tips to avoid being a victim of a telephone scam.
Banking scams involve attempts to access your bank account. Remember these basic tips to avoid being a victim of a banking scam.
Investment scams promise high returns, without allegedly little or no financial risk to you. Remember these basic tips to avoid being a victim of an investment scam.
If you feel you have been victimized by a scam please contact Berkshire and Burmeister today for further legal assistance.